Police remove encampment supporters as they clear Lamport Stadium Park encampment in Toronto on July 21, 2021.
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A year after historic protests for police reform, it’s clear that the Toronto Police aren’t sincere about changing how they treat historically over-policed and criminalized communities.
Shelter-in-place measures have made it more difficult for victims of domestic violence to escape from their abusers.
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A change in how witnesses, victims and authorities respond to domestic violence reports paired with limited social services placed victims in a vulnerable position during the pandemic.
Structural racism in media is deeply embedded, and resolving it will require frank discussions.
Existing racism and implicit bias in Canadian media downplayed the terrorist attack by a white accused while exaggerating and staying silent on the reasons behind a hit-and-run by Muslim teens.
A big driver of rising police pay across the United States is overtime for managing protests, political rallies and other public events.
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Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
A group of policemen in Marseille, France, pass in front of a bus shelter featuring a poster from the television series ‘Paris Police 1900’.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.
The actions of a Crow Nation police officer were in question at the Supreme Court.
A defendant who is not a Native American claimed tribal police had no power over him, even on tribal land. The Supreme Court disagreed.
The SWAT team of Ghana’s national security ministry.
Ghanians fear that the country’s security services still bear the hallmarks of bad old practices.
Attacks on police officers have dire consequences for the security and wellbeing of Nigerians.
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Attacks on police officers and their stations can damage police legitimacy in Nigeria
Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today’s wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people’s breathing and heart rate.
Police see some difficult scenes; body cameras can record those and make them public.
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Police body cameras have the potential to make private details about people’s lives, including some of the most stressful experiences of their lives, public and easily accessible online
Police clear a homeless camp in Montréal’s east end May 3, 2021.
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A key component in any planning around encampments is the voice of people with lived experience. It is clear the go-to response of policing is not working.
When local law enforcement agencies get military surplus equipment, like armored vehicles, local sheriffs are more likely to get reelected.
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Sheriffs in less populated counties got bigger boosts from military surplus than sheriffs in more populated counties.
Governments seem deeply committed to body-worn cameras for police, and there is a strong argument for them in providing evidence. But there needs to be more effective regulation of their use.
A child walks along a road in Mathare informal settlement.
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Residents of Nairobi’s informal settlements use names as a way of voicing the issues that they struggle with every day.
A Los Angeles County police graduation ceremony, Aug. 21, 2020 in Monterey Park, Calif.
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Police are sworn to protect the public, but cadets are still trained for battle – not public service – according to a new study examining all 50 US state police academy curricula.
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Not so dramatic and a hell of a lot more methodical, the business of weeding out corruption in the British Police force is quite different to that in Line of Duty.
Colten Boushie’s family fought for accountability after the racist actions of the RCMP as they investigated the death of her son who was shot and killed by a local farmer. Here she holds up his photo during the 2018 trial.
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Years of research show that Indigenous, Black and racialized people experience over-policing but also, under-policing, as was the case with the RCMP investigation into Colten Boushie’s death in 2016.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., after being found guilty of murder in the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd reveals a broken system of policing. The guilty verdicts should be a starting point for fundamental and meaningful change.
People cheer after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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In the wake of the conviction of the police officer who killed George Floyd, recent court decisions against what’s known as “qualified immunity” are promising.
Two women in late February at a Paterson, N.J. shelter for women who have suffered domestic violence.
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Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.