Partial measures of so-called reform don't work when dealing with an EMPIRE.
The EMPIRE will merely pretend to 'cut-back' a bit on the most visible crimes of tyranny 'at home' in the metropole of the Empire, and see how those crimes of Empire that were discovered can be better 'disguised' going forward.
The only way to stop an Empire from being an "Empire abroad and entailing tyranny at home" (as Hannah Arendt warned from her painful experience with the Nazi EMPIRE) is to not 'cut-back' but to 'cut-out' the cancerous tumor of EMPIRE everywhere --- abroad in the territories of the Empire and at home in the metropole of the Empire's tyranny!
No HALF-measures work with the cancer of EMPIRE --- it must be "adequately diagnosed", publicly 'exposed', and then non-violently 'excised'.
As Zygmunt Bauman hauntingly puts it, “In the case of an ailing social order, the absence of an adequate diagnosis…is a crucial, perhaps decisive, part of the disease.”13
Berman, Morris (2011-02-07). Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire (p. 22). Norton. Kindle Edition.