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Minneapolis City Council Approves Sweeping Police Reform
Mayor Jacob Frey hailed the agreement, which emerged after staggered and sometimes strained negotiations between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. But he also acknowledged challenges ahead, especially when violent crime flares.
March 31, 2023
Biden Calls for Police Reform and "Assault Weapon" Ban in State of the Union Address
Just as every cop, when they pin on that badge in the morning, has a right to be able to go home at night, so does everybody else out there. Our children have a right to come home safely,” Biden said.
February 8, 2023
Opinion: In the Post-Defund the Police Era, Restoring Public Safety Requires “Precision Policing”
Our nation’s law enforcement officers are faced with new challenges and are expected to perform as if these challenges do not exist, on even tighter budgets. That is why we’ve adapted the Precision Policing framework to today’s reality by launching Precision Policing 2.0.
April 20, 2022
Reform Legislation Shouldn't Turn Police Training Into "Rocket Surgery"
Recently enacted "police reform" legislation in Massachusetts will require harbormasters to complete added police training at the same time that reserve academy training is all but eliminated.
January 21, 2022
Sources Say Biden Planning Executive Action on Police Reform
The focus on police reforms is part of what appears to be a last-ditch effort by the Biden administration to take action on some of Biden's signature initiatives in the run-up to his State of the Union Address on March 1.
January 18, 2022
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WA Democrats Propose Bills to Clarify Police Reform Laws
Law enforcement officials have been critical of the new laws since they went into effect in July, saying officers can no longer respond to certain crimes, such as a mental health crisis or domestic violence dispute; if a crime that has not been committed yet; or cannot arrest a suspect unless the officer witnesses the crime.
January 12, 2022
Chiefs, Mayors, and Prosecutors in Twin Cities Area Meet to Address Violent Crime
"We are here because our businesses and our residents tell us they are frightened and they want to know what we're going to do about it," said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams.
January 12, 2022
Washington State Residents Say New Laws Made Policing Worse
”The numbers certainly speak for themselves,” said Steven Strachan, executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
November 10, 2021
Congressional Negotiations on Police Reform Collapse
Among the issues that lawmakers were discussing were changes to "qualified immunity" that protects police officers from some lawsuits.
September 22, 2021
Welcome to Kabul, USA
The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.
August 20, 2021
Politico Reports Changes to Qualified Immunity May be Removed from Congress' Police Reform Bills
It is unclear if a police reform proposal without changes to qualified immunity could pass the House, where progressive Democrats like Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a former Black Lives Matter activist, have called the removal of qualified immunity a redline.
August 18, 2021
After Law Removes NYPD from Commercial Enforcement Illegal Vendors, Gambling Hustlers Take Over Retail Area of Bronx
The March 2021 law moved enforcement away from cops and handed it over to the city Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection.
July 21, 2021
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