Congress must act to ensure no more lives are lost due to unnecessarily risky police raids. We cannot let this continue. Tell Congress to pass the Amir Locke End Deadly No-Knock Warrants Act now!
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota recently introduced the Amir Locke End Deadly No-Knock Warrants Act, named after Amir Locke, who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police while executing a no-knock warrant.
The new law would ban quick-knock warrants, all nighttime warrants, forbid the use of flash-bang stun grenades and other explosive devices, as well as banning the use of chemical weapons or any military-grade firearm in the execution of warrants. The law would also establish strict limitations on the use of no-knock warrants in drug-related investigations.
The use of no-knock warrants and raids have a deep-rooted history in division, racism, and the criminalization of Black and brown people. Far too often, no-knock warrants and raids have severe and deadly consequences, resulting in property damage, trauma, and death. These tragedies result in deep wounds for families and communities that have a long history of aggressive over-policing.
That's why we must tell Congress to pass the Amir Locke End Deadly No-Knock Warrants Act!
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