Senate GOP proposes police changes, less sweeping than Dems’

LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability Wednesday, countering Democratic policing legislation with a bill that is less sweeping but underscores how swiftly the national debate has been transformed five months before elections. Republicans are embracing a new priority with the "Justice Act," the most ambitious GOP policing proposal in years, in a direct response to the massive public protests over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes America is not a racist country but "the stain is not totally gone" from slavery and the Civil War. He said the chamber will move swiftly to floor debate next week, a
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