Attempts to reform US police departments fail when they are unable to get community support. Perhaps it is time to take a different tack, argue two criminal justice scholars – one a former cop.
At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
This bill would provide 'authorised officers' with unprecedented, extraordinary powers and rely too heavily on a punitive approach, with too few checks and balances.
Research on excessive use of force by police and the sociological context and psychological characteristics of killer cops point to useful policy measures.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has issued a warning that the deliberate transmission of COVID-19 can be prosecuted. But the application of a law like this is unclear and could cause unnecessary worry.
The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.