Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly urged their Republican colleagues to debate a series of policing bills as the Republican-controlled legislature started a special session and recessed it in less than 30 seconds Monday. (Aug. 31)
DAVID BOWEN: So it is on our Republican colleagues to come to the table. It is on our Republican colleagues to ensure that they are not contributing. I understand-- I've had a number of conversations since I have advocated for them to be more upfront on this issue-- that they are hesitant of being called racist. They are hesitant of being called folks that only want to continue this division. But your actions speak louder than your words.
REGGIE MOORE: Decades of decisions have led us to the place that we are in this moment in history, decisions that have resulted in police budgets and settlements that threaten the fiscal survival of cities and have destroyed and injured families across our country. We have a chance to make better decisions. But, in order to decide, people must take the urgency of these times and this situation seriously.