Rihanna, along with celebs like Robert Deniro, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Meek Mill and more have signed an open letter in support of the U. S. House of Representatives' Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The letter, which was addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ends by asking that they vote “Yes” on the pending legislation.
It says, “The Justice in Policing Act is not about marginal change; it takes bold steps that will make a real, positive difference for law enforcement and the communities they serve. We celebrate the long-overdue rejection of qualified immunity, emphasizing that law enforcement officers themselves are not above the law –that bad cops must be held accountable and victims must have recourse. We applaud the provisions to ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, to establish a national police misconduct registry, to collect data and improve investigations into police misconduct, to promote de-escalation practices, to establish comprehensive training programs, and to update and enhance standards and practices.”
The letter continued, “This legislation will not only promote justice; it will establish a culture of responsibility, fairness, and respect deserving of the badge. Our communities and nation look to you to take a stand in this extraordinary moment and we respectfully ask that you vote YES on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.”