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Basketball-NBA Social Justice Coalition calls for passage of police reform bill

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(Reuters) – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Social Justice Coalition has called on the U.S. Senate to pass a police reform bill to honour the memory of George Floyd, an African-American killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year. The Democratic-led House of Representatives this year passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which aims to put a stop to aggressive law enforcement tactics. But in the Senate the measure faces steep odds of getting the bipartisan support it would need to pass the upper chamber. Last year, the NBA and its players’ body formed the Social Just…

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