Senate Democrats are rejecting sight unseen their Republican counterparts’ bill to overhaul policing in America, not waiting for the legislation to be introduced before panning it as piecemeal changes that don’t tackle racism and brutality. As Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, readies to release the package as soon as Wednesday, Democrats are telling reporters it just doesn’t cut it. Sen. Cory Booker, New Jersey Democrat, said the GOP proposal was “heavy on gestures and light on meaningful reforms.” “If we’re serious about confronting police brutality and excessive use of force, this bill is not the solution,” he told Politico last week. Mr. Booker also predicted on CBS that the bill would be the “lowest common denominator.”

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