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S. 3955: Justice for Breonna Taylor Act

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Is the practice an effective law enforcement technique, or a privacy-violating maneuver that has resulted in innocent deaths?


26-year-old emergency room technician Breonna Taylor was at home after midnight on March 13, when Louisville police entered her apartment unannounced. Police were looking for a suspected drug dealer who was using Taylor’s address to receive packages that law enforcement believed contained drugs. The suspected drug dealer wasn’t at Taylor’s home, though he was arrested elsewhere later that same day.

Police had obtained a so-called “no-knock warrant” from local judge Mary Shaw, though it’s unclear whether police in fact knocked or announced their presence in some form before entering. The police claim they knocked; Taylor’s family claim they didn’t. Either way, this much is clear ...

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Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jun 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 11, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 11, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 11, 2020

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S. 3955 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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