Virginia congressmen began an agenda to reform policing in Virginia days before the special session began in August. Proposed legislation encompassed overhauling police practices, changing protocols when responding to emergency calls and allowing localities to have more oversight of local departments. Some protocol changes include a ban on neck restraints, prohibition of of no-knock warrants, elimination of qualified immunity for law enforcement, and discretionary power to judges in determining a charge reduction for assaulting law enforcement if the officer isn’t hurt during the encounter. More of this story here.
Several historic resolutions supporting Indigenous rights were considered at this year’s convention. “‘We have to come to terms with the violence that the police have