Only 18% of respondents supported the movement known as "defund the police," and 58% said they opposed it. Though white Americans (67%) and Republicans (84%) were much more likely to oppose the movement, only 28% of black Americans and 34% of Democrats were in favor of it.
March 8, 2021
Since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the volatile demonstrations that followed in cities across the country, “the occupation has been under tremendous scrutiny by the public,” said John Violanti, a research professor at the University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.
February 12, 2021
The female sergeant was spotted at a Black Lives Matter demonstration Friday night outside a precinct in Ft. Greene in uniform and on duty, wearing a patch which plays off former President Trump’s "Make America Great Again" slogan, video posted online from the event shows.
February 8, 2021
More than 2,000 law enforcement officers were injured in the first weeks of protests over the summer following the in-custody death of George Floyd, according to a report from the Major Cities Chiefs Association.
December 3, 2020
Living near all the pleasures a major downtown area could provide was once very desirable for some Americans. Now they want to move out.
November 27, 2020
City Councilor John Steinman said Wednesday that the “compromise” resolution, which calls for 22 different flags to be flown over the next two years, was an attempt to quell outcry from opponents of the Black Lives Matter proposal.
November 24, 2020
Carla Caccavale, whose father was fatally shot in 1976 when she was just 20 days old, called out the Pelham, NY, superintendent for allowing staff to wear Black Lives Matter-related gear while banning the sweatshirt with a patch honoring her father, Transit Police Detective George Caccavale.
November 17, 2020
Police Chief Peter Newsham said as opposing groups faced off, “police officers ran and placed themselves between them,” which he said he believed “prevented a much worse outcome.”
November 16, 2020
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has requested a meeting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to discuss the organization's agenda, which includes police reform and defunding or abolition of law enforcement agencies.
November 12, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set aside an appeals court ruling that opened the door for an officer from the Baton Rouge Police Department to sue a Black Lives Matter activist over injuries he suffered in a 2016 protest.
November 2, 2020