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California Agency Must Train Officers in LGBTQ Following Lawsuit

Every officer with the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department will undergo LGBTQ training after a gay man sued the department and the city alleging that his civil rights were violated during an incident in February 2018.

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Citizen Video Audits: Know Their Rights...And Yours

There are people who make a living off of filming you and baiting you into taking actions that violate their rights. Knowing the law is your best defense.

NYPD's ESU Tactical Unit Dispatched to Remove Political Art Depicting Babies in Cages

“It was a waste of time and resources,” fumed one high-ranking source, explaining that police had to use an abundance of caution to make sure the cages weren’t rigged with explosives. “ESU had to go to every one of them to make sure they weren’t dangerous."

Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to police is wrong because "the product we’re selling is a flawed technology that reinforces existing bias."

Pray for the Portland Police

Oregon's largest city is a locus of anti-police sentiment and calls for de-policing, which makes it an extremely difficult place to wear a badge.

Obama Appoints Former Attorney for Cop Killer Abu-Jamal to Civil Rights Commission

President Obama on Thursday appointed Debo Adegbile, a former attorney for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers' Uniforms Are 'Threatening' to Latinos

A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are "very threatening" to Latinos.

Arizona Activist Who Failed Force-on-Force Scenario Backs Firing of Campus Officer

A Phoenix-area civil-rights activist, who last week participated in force-on-force training with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, has thrown his support behind Arizona State University for moving to fire the campus police officer accused by a university professor of wrongful arrest and excessive force last summer. More Here.

Video: Arizona Activist Who Failed Force-on-Force Scenario Demands Firing of Campus Officer

A Phoenix-area civil-rights activist, who last week participated in force-on-force training with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, has thrown his support behind Arizona State University for moving to fire the campus police officer accused by a university professor of wrongful arrest and excessive force last summer.