Virginia Democrats have a list of police reform topics they want to tackle in the Commonwealth's special session in August, including banning no-knock warrants, banning chokeholds and strangleholds, and de-felonizing assaults on cops.
"The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor has awoken Americans and Virginians to long standing problems in policing in America," the state's Senate Democratic Caucus said in a statement released along with the list. "After people are arrested additional damage is done by a criminal justice system that has been streamlined to produce convictions and punishment instead of rehabilitation and justice."
The subcommittee that worked on the statement, and the list, is lead by Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax/Prince William County). It also includes Senators L Louise Lucas, Jennifer McClellan, Creigh Deeds, Jennifer Barton Boysko, and Joe Morrissey.
The full list of topics under the heading "Bringing Equality to Virginia Policing" is as follows:
See the full release from the Democrats HERE.