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KY Lawmaker Wants to Change Legal Definition of "Rioting" After Colleague Charged with Rioting

Kentucky law currently states that participating in a riot where someone damages property is enough to face first-degree felony charges.

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KY Legislator who Authored No-Knock Warrant Bill Arrested in Louisville Riot, Police Say She Tried to Burn Library

State Representative Attica Scott was part of a large group that was told to disperse but failed to do so. The arrest report alleges that she "caused damage at multiple locations, including setting fire to the Louisville Public Library."

North Carolina City Votes to Slash Police Budget by $770,000

The Ashville (NC) City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to slash the police department budget by more than three quarters of a million dollars.

Oregon Troopers Federally Deputized for Portland Protest Response

State police say they’re working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review arrests made by troopers assigned to Portland for potential federal prosecution. The troopers assigned to Portland have been cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals.

Denver City Council Votes Against 'Peace Force' Proposal

The Denver City Council—which had recently been presented with a bill that would create wide-sweeping change to the structure of that city's police department—has voted to reject the proposal.

TX Governor Wants to Freeze Property Taxes for Cities that Defund Police

“If we have police brutality, we don't need fewer police, we need less police brutality, and so we need to take action, whether it be as a Legislature or in police departments or whatever the case may be,” Abbott said. "We do need to take action to ensure that law enforcement officers are trained in ways in which they will not engage in police brutality.”

Hundreds of Colorado Officers Retire or Resign Following Police Reform Bill

More than 200 law enforcement officers in Colorado have either resigned or retired after the passage of Senate Bill 217 in late June, which put into place sweeping reforms that include officers’ personal financial liability for their actions.

Austin Police Recruits in Limbo as City Cancels Classes

The move to cancel APD cadet classes through June 2021 capped off Austin’s budget process. But it also capped off several months of waiting for cadets, some of whom moved from other places like California, Florida and Washington, D.C. Many of them left jobs to join the force.

Wichita City Council Approves Increase in Police Budget

The Wichita (KS) City Council recently approved a budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that included $99 million for the police department, an increase of more than seven million dollars over last year, despite cries from citizens and advocacy groups to defund the department.

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Texas Governor Slams Austin for Unprecedented Police Budget Cut

"Some cities are more focused on political agendas than public safety," said Governor Abbott. "Austin’s decision puts the brave men and women of the Austin Police Department and their families at greater risk, and paves the way for lawlessness. Public safety is job one, and Austin has abandoned that duty."