What a Reasonable Federal Police-Reform Compromise Might Look Like

There is some hope on Capitol Hill that a bipartisan police-reform compromise — something between the JUSTICE Act Senate Republicans put forward last year and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that House Democrats passed in March — could be agreed upon in the near future.

While Senate Democrats outright rejected Senator Tim Scott’s aforementioned JUSTICE Act, even going so far as to deploy the “Jim Crow” filibuster to prevent a floor vote on it, Scott has shown a willingness to negotiate. He’s been in discussions with Representative Karen Bass and Senator Cory Booker, and says the group is “on the verge of wrapping this up in the next week or two.”