Congress Did Something!

After watching nationwide protests unfold against police brutality, members of Congress did what they have seemed incapable of doing for years: something.

A bill passed by both chambers of Congress and headed to President Barack Obama’s desk will require local law enforcement agencies to report every police shooting and other death at their hands. That data will include each victim’s age, gender and race as well as details about what happened.

“You can’t begin to improve the situation unless you know what the situation is,” bill sponsor Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) told the Washington Post. “We will now have the data.”

Surprising; Congress often passes stealth bills, just usually not ones that benefit the public at large.

Kudos to the alignment of the stars, or the third blue moon or whatever weird thing that caused Congress to actually act in the People’s interest for the first time in a decade.

Congress Did Something!

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