Business Roundtable CEOs Call for Police Reform Before the Recession

Business Roundtable demanded that the government look into police brutality before the recession in August. 

Roundtable CEOs Call for Police Reform
200 CEOs call for police reform. Photo/NYTimes

Business Roundtable CEOs call for police reform.

A group of 200 CEOs under their umbrella Business Roundtable have called on President Trump and Congress to legislate police reform. In an open letter, Business Roundtable demanded that the government look into police brutality before the recession in August. 

  • The Business Roundtable (BRT) is a non-profit founded in the early 1970s
  • This group is made up of many powerful people in America 
  • The Business Roundtable outlines five areas where the law requires police reform to become a reality
  • The BRT letter emphasizes that corporations have a responsibility for fighting racism and police brutality.
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The leaders of some of America’s largest corporations are part of the Alliance. Among them are CEOs of Walmart, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, and JPMorgan Chase.

Business Roundtable calls for police reform

The Business Roundtable (BRT) is a non-profit founded in the early 1970s. This group is made up of many powerful people in America.

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In mid-June, the organization issued an open letter demanding immediate action by the government for police reform, Business Roundtable wrote in the note:

“One of the most urgent challenges is the need to protect our citizens and address unnecessary, excessive and dangerous power, particularly against unarmed black men and women. With Senators Tim Scott, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris  in the current Legislature commending the business cycle.

But with no federal law signed yet, the BRT is doubling down on demand. As the August break approaches, Congress needs to take swift, immediate action.

Specific Steps

The new open letter goes further than the previous one, outlining the specific steps the government should take. The Business Roundtable (BRT) outlines five areas where the law requires police reform to become a reality:

  1. Improved community engagement 
  2. Increased data collection and transparency instances of the use of force 
  3. Greater accountability
  4. The implementation of minimum national splicing standards
  5. More robust training
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Also, the letter demands standards for no-knock warrants. The controversial tactic led to the murder of Breonna Taylor this March. Also, the Note seeks to ban chokeholds and carotid holds.

Companies that take responsibility

The BRT letter emphasizes that corporations have a responsibility for fighting racism and police brutality. Their economic and cultural power is a valuable tool for increasing pressure on lawmakers.

Doug McMillon , president and CEO of Walmart, commented on the issue:

“When it comes to police in our country today, there is no doubt that businesses can play a role in addressing the inequalities faced by black Americans and others of color. Millions of Americans of all ages and all ethnicities are urgently seeking solutions to this crisis, and we will use our resources to build on the existing momentum that will end the intellectual killing. ”

Still, with the November election fast approaching, one of the biggest problems facing the country right now is the heat that Congress is addressing. But if the voice of millions of protesters cannot get their attention, the collective strength of America’s most powerful corporations can.

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