The Debate Over Policing Is About to Get Some Real Answers

In Tuesday’s primary for mayor of New York City, Democrats have a choice between two distinctly different paths on policing, crime and civil rights.

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Rising From Pandemic, New York Seeks a New Mayor to Face Looming Crises

Eric Adams is considered the front-runner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, but the race is fluid enough that another candidate may win.

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Police Shoot Driver Who Struck Cyclists at Arizona Bike Race

Six people were seriously injured after a man driving a pickup truck plowed into cyclists at a bike race in Show Low, Ariz., the police said. The driver was then shot and wounded by the police.

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Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

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‘Keep an Eye on This Guy’: Inside Eric Adams’s Complicated Police Career

Mr. Adams’s police credentials have helped him rise to the top of this year’s mayoral field. But his relationship with the department is complex.

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50 Police Officers Step Down From a Crowd Control Unit in Portland

The officers voted to leave the unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, hours after one of its members was charged with assaulting a woman at an Oregon protest in August.

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Israeli Officer Who Killed Autistic Palestinian Man Charged With Manslaughter

The indictment came more than a year after the fatal shooting. The family of the victim protested the charges as too lenient, calling them “unjust” and “unacceptable.”

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Honolulu Police Officer Is Charged With Murder in the Shooting of a 16-Year-Old

Geoffrey H.L. Thom shot Iremamber Sykap eight times after a high-speed chase on April 5, prosecutors said. Two other officers were charged with attempted murder.

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Maya Wiley Takes Credit for Daniel Pantaleo’s Firing. Is That Justified?

When she was the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Ms. Wiley was criticized for not being more aggressive in pursuing discipline against officers.

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

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Should It Be This Hard to Sue the Police and Win?

Qualified immunity can protect officers from liability; it can also mean they don’t pay for heinous crimes.

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Ex-Shake Shack Manager Sues N.Y.P.D. Unions Over Bogus Poison Claim

As tensions between protesters and the police grew last year, three officers said they’d been attacked with tainted milkshakes. They hadn’t.

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5 Police Officers Are Fired After a Man in Custody Hangs Himself

Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.

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Alton Sterling’s Family Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement, Lawyers Say

The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.

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Has New York Hit a Progressive Plateau? The Mayor’s Race Is a Key Test.

Concerns about crime are dominating the Democratic primary, and the party’s left wing has just started to coalesce.

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

The Pulitzer board recognized reporting on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing. The public service prize went to The New York Times for Covid coverage.

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

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3 Columbus Officers Are Charged With Misconduct in George Floyd Protests

The officers face criminal prosecution for responses to demonstrations last year that Mayor Andrew Ginther said “did not meet my expectations or the community’s.”

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A Curfew and Clashes With Police in Washington Square Park

The confrontation over a new restriction at the Greenwich Village gathering spot has raised tensions over officers’ conduct.

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Black Lives Matter Has Grown More Powerful, and More Divided

Since the murder of George Floyd, the racial justice movement has received millions of dollars in donations. But some chapters have questioned how those funds are spent.

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Minneapolis Moves to Reopen George Floyd Square

A year after Mr. Floyd was killed by the police, the city of Minneapolis removed barricades around the square. It said it will preserve the artwork and memorials there.

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Bill Bratton Discusses Police Reform With Maureen Dowd

America’s top cop on better policing, race relations, Chauvin, Biden, Rudy and Andrew. 

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Police Don’t Belong New York City’s Pride Parade

Modern Pride celebrations began with a rebellion against the police. We have not forgotten that.

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Pride Said Gay Cops Aren’t Welcome. Then Came the Backlash.

Just as L.G.B.T.Q. visibility reached a new peak, splinter groups are re-examining the annual parade. Is Pride too corporate? Should police officers be allowed to march? Is it a revolution, or is it a party?

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Ronald Greene’s Mother Calls for Troopers to Be Charged in His Death

Mona Hardin, Mr. Greene’s mother, said a lack of accountability for her son’s death in Louisiana State Police custody in 2019 was “inhumane.”

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3 Tacoma Police Officers Charged in Killing of Black Man

Prosecutors in Washington State said that Manuel Ellis had pleaded, “I can’t breathe,” after police officers punched him, squeezed his neck, pressed on his back and placed a spit hood over his head.

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Protestas en Colombia: videos muestran tácticas policiales violentas

Un análisis de grabaciones de las recientes manifestaciones en Colombia muestra a oficiales que emplean la fuerza de manera indiscriminada y atroz.

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Cali Protest Videos Show Violent and Deadly Colombian Police Tactics

An analysis of visual evidence from recent protests in Colombia shows egregious and indiscriminate use of force by officers toward civilians.

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Tamir Rice’s Mother Asks Court to Block Rehiring of Officer Who Killed Her Son

Samaria Rice wants the Ohio Supreme Court to keep the man who killed her son in 2014 from being reinstated as a Cleveland police officer. The former officer, Timothy Loehmann, was never charged.

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How New Yorkers Marked the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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County Reaches $10 Million Settlement in Jailed Black Man’s Death

Officials in Charleston County, S.C., unanimously approved a settlement with the family of Jamal Sutherland, who died in January after sheriff’s deputies used pepper spray and Tasers on him.

#assaults, #black-people, #charleston-sc, #deaths-fatalities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #south-carolina, #sutherland-jamal-1989-2021, #united-states

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No Charges for Kentucky National Guard Members in Shooting of Barbecue Chef

A county prosecutor says Guard members and Louisville police officers enforcing a curfew “reasonably believed” the victim, a popular restaurant owner, “posed an immediate threat.”

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George Floyd’s Family Meets With Biden Amid Push for Police Reform

The family said the president vowed to pass a police reform bill and promised justice not only for Mr. Floyd but for a nation still reeling from a year of killings and protests.

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‘On the Ashes of Tragedy’: Mixed Emotions on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

The crowds that gathered in Minneapolis and elsewhere reflected on what has changed, and what has not, in America since Mr. Floyd was murdered by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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Roman Protasevich: A Belarus Activist Who ‘Refused to Live in Fear’

Disgusted by the brutality of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, Mr. Protasevich bravely embarked at 16 on a life in opposition.

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President Biden Marks One-Year Anniversary of Death of George Floyd

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is languishing in Congress, but the White House is optimistic that legislative talks will help move it forward.

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Democrats, About to Miss a Police Reform Deadline, Hold Out Hope

The party will need G.O.P. buy-in to pass a bill — which could threaten activists’ priorities.

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Ex-Officer Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Beating of Unarmed Man

The former St. Paul, Minn., officer was convicted of using excessive force against a civilian who resembled the description of an armed suspect from a street fight.

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What Ronald Greene’s Death Reveals About Police Killings

The officers involved in Ronald Greene’s death aren’t just a few bad apples. It is the whole tree that is shading the truth.

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A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

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A Post-George Floyd ‘Racial Reckoning’ Missed Other Inequalities

Acknowledging people’s humanity is interesting. It’s not necessarily justice. Improving their lives, keeping them alive, may be.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #corporate-social-responsibility, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Qualified Immunity Shields Police From Justice

The courts created qualified immunity for police. Reform means getting rid of it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #qualified-immunity

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How a Secretive Legal Process Protects Police From Charges

Grand jury minutes in the investigation into Daniel Prude’s death reveal the many ways the criminal justice system struggles when prosecuting the police.

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George Floyd’s family will visit the White House on the anniversary of his death.

President Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass an ambitious policing overhaul, known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by the anniversary of Mr. Floyd’s death.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How a New Proposal Would Limit Police Use of Force in N.Y.

The state’s attorney general seeks to create a “last resort” rule for officers’ use of physical force, and to impose new criminal penalties for those who break it.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #state-legislatures

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What We Know About Ronald Greene’s Death

The Louisiana State Police said Mr. Greene died in 2019 from crashing his S.U.V. during a police chase, but video footage shows troopers shocking, choking and beating him.

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How Conservatives Think About George Floyd’s Death and BLM

Trump voters discuss race in America.

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Shows Like ‘Cops’ Fell Out of Favor. Now Texas May Ban Them.

Lawmakers passed a bill named for Javier Ambler II, who died in 2019 after officers arrested him in front of a “Live PD” television crew. If the governor signs it, this would mean the end of police cooperation with reality TV shows.

#ambler-javier-d-2019, #black-lives-matter-movement, #cops-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #law-and-legislation, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #state-legislatures, #television, #texas

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It’s Police Violence That Spurs Black Rebellion

The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.

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