Congressional hearings have been held on policing. The hearings focused on gathering information needed to improve the relationship between communities and law enforcement. ONUS is calling for more comprehensive congressional hearings–ones that examine policing from every possible perspective. There are a number of questions we want answered:
- Do different segments of society interact differently with law enforcement (Native Americans, LGBT, Blacks, Whites, Women, Men, etc.)?
- Why and how has policing in America become so deadly?
- Why has policing largely remained unchanged?
- What are the barriers to massive policing reform?
- What is the sociological impact of rampant unconstitutional policing?
- What is the economic impact of policing and its effect on interstate and intrastate commerce?