Editorial: Republicans walk away from police reform. Democrats must pursue it anyway

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Last week’s collapse of bipartisan negotiations on a bill that would have meant sweeping change in policing in America is disappointing but not very surprising, given the GOP’s consistent foot-dragging on the issue. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, the Democrats’ point person, says the quest for change will go on without Republicans. It must. The horrific nine-minute cellphone video of George Floyd’s murder under a Minneapolis cop’s knee last year was as transformative as the news footage of police dogs attacking Black civil rights marchers in the South half a century ago. Now, as then, the ima…

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