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What the 2022 National Elections May Mean for Policing (All Hope is Local)

With no "red wave" of victories among largely pro-police Republican candidates for public office in this year's midterm elections, hopes that the "defund-the-police" movement had finally met its end have been all but washed away.

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Officer Shortage Has Seattle PD Delaying Sex Crime Investigations

In March, outside of arrests, not a single sexual assault case involving an adult victim was assigned to a detective, according to documentation provided by a Seattle Police employee to a local NPR outlet.

1 Answer to Minneapolis' Question 2 is Found in Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

In looking at Minneapolis as a microcosm of the anti-police movement across America writ large, it is perhaps useful to view the activity there through the prism of Three Laws of Motion proposed by English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.

Proposed Chicago Budget Raises Police Funding

The budget includes several points of major investment for the city, including $400 million for community safety with a $142 million increase in the police budget.

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.

Back to School (Shootings, Mask-Mandates, and Boisterous Board Meetings)

Regardless of the situation, cops across the country will be called upon to keep kids safe in school as young people return to campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

Policing in 2021: Benchmarking the Trek Thus Far

The year 2021 to this point has been an uphill slog for police. In mountain climbing, getting to the summit is optional—getting safely back home is essential. Clearly, there is much more work to be done before we turn the calendar to 2022.

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.

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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Denver Councilmember Proposes Bill to Abolish Police Department

A member of the Denver City Council has drafted a piece of legislation that will all but abolish that city's police department.

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