Even among progressives, the debate over police department budgets shows gaps in approaches to local and federal police reform.
Nassau County passed a bill earlier this month that punishes protestors who “harass” police. Critics worry it thwarts First Amendment rights.
The use-of-force and duty-to-intervene standards in policing leave room for excessive force. They also may be targeting certain groups.
Adams, who boasts extensive experience in politics and law enforcement, ran on a decidedly pro-police message at time when some other candidates put themselves firmly in the "defund the police" camp. If he becomes next mayor of New York City, Adams would take the reigns
Officers in Newark didn't fire a single shot in all of 2020. This marks a distinct turn for a city that, just a decade ago, faced a DOJ investigation for its heavy-handed policing tactics.
Dual arrests have not shown to help make things safe for victims of domestic abuse. In many cases, it can make it more difficult to report domestic violence. That can lead to perpetuating cycles of abuse. The cycle of domestic violence victims feeling trapped by
Citizens saw a successful prosecution of a police killing in the Chauvin trial. Since the incident, Minneapolis City Council voted on a plan to make its traffic unit separate from the police department. The unit will implement traffic stops while unarmed.
The "Back the Blue Act" received opposition from both civil rights groups and police associations. As a result, lawmakers broke the bill down into a trio of bills. Most of the legislation from SSB 1140 made it into Senate Files 479, 534 and 476. One
One of the newest ways that police are taking advantage of technology is with “robot police dogs.” Although they're in only a few states today, it is likely this technology will grow around the country.
North Carolina SB 101 requires local law enforcement to work with ICE, prompting fears from immigrants and advocates across the state.