Another door closes on federal police reform.
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Months of bipartisan talks in Congress aimed at reaching consensus over policing reforms have ended with no agreement. Two policing scholars argue that federal efforts are better placed focusing on supporting local measures.
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South African police prepare guns handed in during one of several amnesties for destruction.
If proposed amendments to the law are passed, it will no longer be possible to acquire a firearm licence for self-defence in the country. This has sparked heated debate.
The aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, during which mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in June 1921.
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Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today.
Just three big developers are being paid tens of millions of pounds to supply the majority of these UK systems.
Policing during the pandemic has tended to focus on punitive measures against individuals. A community-focused, public health approach would move away from coercive policing.
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Along with firearms and disease, the horse was a key element in occupying Aboriginal land during the colonial period and controlling the largely convict workforce on the frontier.
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.
It takes generations to know whether a major court ruling has actually changed society.
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Even famous Supreme Court rulings like Brown v. Board of Education haven’t necessarily pushed US society forward in a linear direction.
It’s tempting to see the sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd as an American phenomenon. But that is to ignore past and present injustice much closer to home.
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.
Each headstone in Minneapollis’ ‘Say Their Names’ cemetery represents a Black American killed by police – deaths that create a ripple effect of pain felt in Black communities nationwide.
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Evidence shows that many Black Americans experience police killings of unarmed Black people – even those they do not know – as traumatic events, causing acute physical and emotional distress.
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.
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.
Body camera footage shows a Virginia police officer pepper-spraying a Black U.S. Army officer during a traffic stop in December 2020.
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Police officers who kill, injure or violate the rights of citizens are often not held accountable, even in civil court – because in most cases, they can’t be sued for official acts.
Getting police and community on board with reforms is crucial for success.
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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.
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.
Police body camera video shows Adam Toledo’s hands were raised just before he was shot.
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In the aftermath of Adam Toledo’s death, police and a prosecutor framed the incident as a confrontation with an armed male holding a gun. Should reporters have been so quick to accept that version?
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A lack of emotional support within the police is leading to PTSD and burnout.