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Cities bypass police defunding, opt for enhanced oversight

On Oct 7, 2020
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Columbus, OH residents will vote on police reform for the first time in the city's history on Nov. 3. @CailinCrowe reports: https://t.co/lwapm3g6Sb
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Local officials appear to be taking a different route to reform as they present what is said to be a record number of oversight ballot measures this November.

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On Oct 7, 2020
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Columbus, OH residents will vote on police reform for the first time in the city's history on Nov. 3. @CailinCrowe reports: https://t.co/lwapm3g6Sb
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Cities bypass police defunding, opt for enhanced oversight

Cities bypass police defunding, opt for enhanced oversight

Local officials appear to be taking a different route to reform as they present what is said to be a record number of oversight ballot measures this November.

The End of Policing

The End of Policing

One of the most prominent books on police abolition doesn’t have a good answer on violent crime.

Is Police Reform A Fundamentally Flawed Idea?

Is Police Reform A Fundamentally Flawed Idea?

In January, Philip McHarris was driving from New Haven to Boston to visit a friend when he saw a familiar sight in his rearview mirror — flashing police lights…

Mayors push back on 'defund the police' movement, urge increased social services spending

Mayors push back on 'defund the police' movement, urge increased social services spending

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice urged departments to rethink how officers are held accountable and focus on building relationships with the ...

The Camden Police Department Is Not A Model For Policing In The Post-George Floyd Era

The Camden Police Department Is Not A Model For Policing In The Post-George Floyd Era

The New Jersey department received slavish media praise after it was disbanded and reoriented toward community policing. But behind the reformist mask was an embrace of surveillance and ...

Cities Ask if It’s Time to Defund Police and ‘Reimagine’ Public Safety

Cities Ask if It’s Time to Defund Police and ‘Reimagine’ Public Safety

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, some cities are asking if the police are being asked to do jobs they were never intended to do. Budgets are being re-evaluated.

Fuji suspends bike sales to US police after violence against protestors

Fuji suspends bike sales to US police after violence against protestors

'We are beginning a dialogue with police departments nationwide to address how bikes are used in police activity'

To Protect and to Serve

To Protect and to Serve

Amid a national reckoning over the brutalization of communities of color by the U.S. criminal justice system, law enforcement reform advocates have begun to look overseas for policing ...

The Plight of the Police Whistleblower

The Plight of the Police Whistleblower

In the 1960s, NYPD detective Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino in a 1973 film, risked his life to expose police corruption and misconduct. Modern-day Serpicos are still largely ...

As Calls to Defund the Police Grow Louder, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money

As Calls to Defund the Police Grow Louder, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for an additional $300 million in federal funds for police.

The Tip of the Iceberg—Victor M. Rios on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter protests

The Tip of the Iceberg—Victor M. Rios on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter protests

—Victor M. Rios Police killings of unarmed Black people are the tip of the iceberg. In Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, I write about a system... READ MORE

Police Unions Wield Massive Power in American Politics — For Now

Police Unions Wield Massive Power in American Politics — For Now

A brief history of how police unions became kingmakers in urban politics, and how a movement hopes to roll that power back

Despite praise, ‘community policing’ in Boston does not work for everyone, experts say

Despite praise, ‘community policing’ in Boston does not work for everyone, experts say

The Boston Police Department has touted its use of community policing. But what is community policing, exactly, and how do you measure its effectiveness?

The GOP’s Police Reforms Won’t Do It. We Need to Defund the Police.

The GOP’s Police Reforms Won’t Do It. We Need to Defund the Police.

The GOP police reform bill seems more concerned with stopping the protests than stopping the abuses that sparked them.

Can Minneapolis Dismantle Its Police Department?

Can Minneapolis Dismantle Its Police Department?

After George Floyd’s killing, the city council pledged to “end policing as we know it.” They were far less certain about how they would do it.

Why The ACLU, Black Lives Matter And Others Want To ‘Defund The Police’ While This Weapons Supplier Disagrees

Why The ACLU, Black Lives Matter And Others Want To ‘Defund The Police’ While This Weapons Supplier Disagrees

For the black community, law enforcement has long been experienced as “harass and brutalize” rather than “protect and serve.” The heightened police response to anti-racism demonstrators in ...

The “Camden Model” Is Not a Model. It’s an Obstacle to Real Change.

The “Camden Model” Is Not a Model. It’s an Obstacle to Real Change.

In response to radical demands to defund and disband the police, liberal reformers are pushing the “Camden model.” Don’t fall for it. Camden relies on mass surveillance to pacify its ...

'It Was a Tinderbox.' How George Floyd’s Killing Highlighted America's Police Reform Failures

'It Was a Tinderbox.' How George Floyd’s Killing Highlighted America's Police Reform Failures

George Floyd's killing refocuses attention on Minneapolis’ policing record and how Trump has made it harder to rehabilitate police forces

New York City Murders On Track to Fall for Third Year

New York City Murders On Track to Fall for Third Year

The New York Police Department recorded 278 murders as of Dec. 16, three fewer than the same period last year, as major felonies fell 1.6% to 91,734.

Power Over the Police

Power Over the Police

State violence has no opposition party. Communities that want to dismantle police departments will need the power to do that work themselves.

Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world

Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she will executive orders on police reform following the death of Rayshard Brooks.