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.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Departures of Police Officers Accelerated During a Year of Protests

Retirements nationwide were up by 45 percent and resignations by 18 percent in the 12-month period ending in April.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-executive-research-forum, #police-reform, #united-states

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After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in finger-pointing and a debate over what comes next.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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August Vollmer ‘Abolished’ the Police — in 1905

Reshaping American policing is not some shocking new idea from the radical left.

#berkeley-calif, #history-academic-subject, #police, #police-reform, #racial-profiling, #vollmer-august

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Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the G.O.P. Focus on Crime

In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.

#albuquerque-nm, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #haaland-deb, #maloney-sean-patrick, #mark-moores, #melanie-stansbury, #pelosi-nancy, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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?

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gay-officers-action-league, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parades, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

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

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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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A Year After George Floyd, Los Angeles Confronts Its Future and Its Past

Tuesday: Los Angeles has been struggling to respond to both calls for racial justice and a surge in gun violence.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #booker-cory-a, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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A Timeline of What Has Happened in the Year Since George Floyd’s Death

A look back at what has transpired in the year since Mr. Floyd’s murder reveals a country both struggling to confront it history of racial division and continuing to succumb to it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #clueless-movie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Talks Bog Down, Hopes for Bipartisan Deals on Biden’s Priorities Dim

Democrats and Republicans remain at odds on issues such as infrastructure, policing reform and a commission on the Jan. 6 Capitol assault.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #police-reform, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

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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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Support for the BLM Movement Surged Last Year. Did it Last?

The topline numbers hide important trends by race and political party.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j

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How the George Floyd and BLM Protests Became Political Power

Two civil rights activists and organizers in St. Louis lay out their tactics and tools for pursuing electoral justice.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #bush-cori, #floyd-george-d-2020, #missouri, #police-reform

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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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #vigilantes

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Washington State Enacts Police Reform a Year After George Floyd’s Death

Gov. Jay Inslee signed 12 bills into law that include bans on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, making Washington the latest state to pass sweeping police reforms.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #inslee-jay, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Thousands of French Police Protest in Call for More Protection

The protesters declared that police work has become increasingly dangerous because of the government’s failure to fix the country’s social problems.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #force-ouvriere-france, #french-communist-party, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

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Reimagining the Justice System, From Inside the Mayor’s Office

Eric Cumberbatch has been on a mission to curb violence through community outreach.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #firearms, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #urban-areas

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N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Keep Focus on Crime After a Feisty Debate

Back on the campaign trail, the leading Democrats traded barbs over their competing visions for public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #debates-political, #donovan-sean-nyc-mayoral-candidate, #elections-mayors, #firearms, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Colombia Protests: Police Force, Built for War, Finds a New One

Police spent decades fighting left-wing guerrillas and paramilitaries. Now, they’re cracking down on protesters, and igniting a wider demonstration movement in response.

#civilian-casualties, #colombia, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Colombia’s Police Force, Built for War, Finds a New One

Police spent decades fighting left-wing guerrillas and paramilitaries. Now, they’re cracking down on protesters, and igniting a wider demonstration movement in response.

#civilian-casualties, #colombia, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Police Officers from Around the World React to U.S. Law Enforcement

How did it go? Well, you might say that American law enforcement didn’t exactly win any fans.

#police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Shootings and Subway Attacks Put Crime at Center of N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Rising concerns over crime have led candidates to issue strong appeals for public safety, less than a year after the city was under pressure to defund the police.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor’s race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Atlanta Mayor Faces Criticism Over ‘Covid Crime Wave’

Keisha Lance Bottoms, who announced she would not run for re-election, faced criticism for her city’s sharp increase in violence.

#atlanta-ga, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-reform

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Republicans Attack Democrats as Liberal Extremists to Regain Power

As Democrats prepare to run on an ambitious economic agenda, Republicans are working to caricature them as liberal extremists out of touch with voters’ values.

#axne-cindy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #democratic-senatorial-campaign-committee, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-republican-senatorial-committee, #police-reform, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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Policing Is Not Broken, It’s ‘Literally Designed to Work in This Way’

Jane debates three proposals to fix America’s broken policing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #henderson-ash-lee-woodard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #ray-rashawn, #shrewsberry-randy, #united-states

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Police Reform Is Coming. What Should It Look Like?

Jane debates three proposals to fix America’s broken policing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #henderson-ash-lee-woodard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #ray-rashawn, #shrewsberry-randy, #united-states

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How New York’s Mayoral Hopefuls Would Change the N.Y.P.D.

Some candidates in the Democratic primary want to cut $1 billion or more from the police budget, while others have more moderate proposals, frustrating activists.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #pantaleo-daniel, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Review: In ‘Philly D.A.,’ a Reformer Prosecutes the System

The gripping PBS documentary series is a richly detailed look at what happens when an idealist gets actual power.

#brook-yoni-filmmaker, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #documentary-films-and-programs, #krasner-larry-1961, #passon-ted-filmmaker, #philadelphia-pa, #philly-da-tv-program, #police-reform, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

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Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

#arradondo-medaria, #black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garland-merrick-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing

A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #house-of-representatives, #immunity-from-prosecution, #minnesota, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Derek Chauvin Verdict Reverberates Across California

Wednesday: Activists and officials reacted to the news that a former police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #california, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Activists Question Whether Police Reform Bills Are Enough

States have passed over 140 police oversight bills since the killing of George Floyd, increasing accountability and overhauling rules on the use of force. But the calls for change continue.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states

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Chicago Reels Anew After Shooting of 13-Year-Old

Chicagoans reacted with grief to the shooting of Adam Toledo, a seventh grader. Some recalled Laquan McDonald, another teen killed by the police.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcia-jesus-g-1956, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonald-laquan-d-2014, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #stillman-eric-e-chicago-ill-police-officer, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Daunte Wright and What ‘Minnesota Nice’ Sweeps Under the Rug

The beloved stereotype about our state’s cult of politeness would have you believe that there’s no toehold for white supremacy here.

#black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #lynching, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #st-paul-minn, #whites, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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Biden’s Choice for Civil Rights Post Has Worked to Defend Voting Rights

Kristen Clarke, the nominee for a top Justice Department role, vowed at her confirmation hearing to use legal tools to ensure ballot access.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clarke-kristen-1974, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #police-reform, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Biden Urges Calm After Police Shooting. Activists Want Answers.

The police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota has renewed questions about what the administration will be able to accomplish on policing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #congressional-black-caucus, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed a Black Army Medic Is Fired, Officials Say

Joe Gutierrez, who is accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop in Windsor, Va., has been dismissed, the town said.

#gutierrez-joe-windsor-va-police-officer, #nazario-caron, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #virginia, #windsor-va

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Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #hogan-lawrence-j, #maryland, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

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Who Are the Jurors in the Derek Chauvin Trial?

The jurors bring to the table a range of views about race and policing, some forged by long life experience and some formed after the death of George Floyd.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over Policing

As the trial of a former officer accused of murdering Mr. Floyd kicks off, residents and community leaders have struggled to reach consensus on how to radically change public safety, and the role the police should play in that.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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Suffolk County, Where Police Call the Shots

Fiscal conservatives and liberal activists both want to curb the power of police unions in Suffolk County. Can they do it?

#bellone-steven, #black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #burke-james-1964, #collective-bargaining, #long-island-ny, #organized-labor, #peoples-plan, #police, #police-reform, #spota-thomas-j

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It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct

A year after nationwide protests against police brutality, the City Council passed a bill limiting qualified immunity, a longstanding legal protection officers had against lawsuits.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #johnson-corey, #levin-stephen-t, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Meet Wyoming’s New Black Sheriff, the First in State History

The appointment is symbolic for both Wyoming and the Mountain West, which has been insulated from much of the national reckoning over race and policing.

#albany-county-wyo, #appelhans-aaron, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #laramie-wyo, #police, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #sheriffs, #wyoming

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