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From police traffic stops to qualified immunity for officers, 5 ways to reforming policing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY In the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd, USA TODAY’s Editorial Board decided the time was ripe for a series of editorials aimed at building on momentum to make police more accountable, protect......

Britney Spears and the Age-Old History of Men Policing Women’s Trauma

Smithsonian
During the last two centuries, when male doctors observed female patients experiencing some of the symptoms that we now understand are caused by trauma, they diagnosed the condition as “hysteria.” And since hysteria was seen as a disease of the uterus (hystera in Greek), the remedy was as drastic as......

Tensions rise in policing talks as negotiations hit a delicate phase

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here California Rep. Karen Bass, the lead House Democratic negotiator, told CNN on Tuesday that “one of the problems right now” is how some of the law enforcement groups are approaching the prospect of new legislation. “I think the big......

Brandeis U takes woke language policing to new depths of stupidity

NYPost
Jonathan S. Tobin Avoiding these words, the university says, will prevent those who have “experienced violence” from being further hurt. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

U.S. lawmakers reach policing reform deal, give no details

Reuters
WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they had reached an agreement on a framework for a policing reform bill, after weeks of talks. “There is still more work to be done on the final bill, and nothing is agreed to until everything......

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton talks about his hopes for policing reform –

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Even as congressional negotiations continue on police reform legislation, former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says policing in America is “in a good place at this time, despite all the controversy, because [police] are in the spotlight.”......

Police speak on rebuilding the public trust

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Police speak on rebuilding the public trust – CBS News Watch CBSN Live “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel sits down with police officers from across the country for a street-level view of the issues they face, from anti-police......

Shildt tossed, rips ump for ‘policing’ pitcher’s hat

ESPN
CHICAGO — Giovanny Gallegos got into a sticky situation with the St. Louis Cardinals clinging to a one-run lead and two on in the seventh inning. It quickly became a heated one. Umpire Joe West ordered Gallegos to switch caps because apparently there was sunscreen on the bill. Cardinals manager......

Cards Manager Ejected, Rips Policing of MLB’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxMjk4ODQ3NTc2NzYxNDQ3/mike-shildt.jpg Nick Selbe Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was ejected during Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the White Sox, and he had plenty to say about the issue after the game. The trouble started in the seventh inning, when umpire Joe West instructed Cardinals pitcher Giovanny Gallegos to switch his hat because......

States passed 243 policing bills — and left activists wanting

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Police unions from state to state flexed their political influence to stamp out or weaken legislation, like in California where moderate Democrats nearly blocked an officer decertification bill in a committee hearing last month over language that would have altered......

Activists demand action on policing in Dearborn; police chief says changes ongoing

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer in Minnesota, activists demonstrated in Dearborn on Tuesday to demand city officials enact policies to address alleged systemic racism or discrimination. “It’s urgent and should......

How Biden’s Justice Department is trying to root out racist policing

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Back in 2009, policing in America was not the hot-button issue it is today. Obama’s first attorney general, Eric Holder, launched his first pattern-or-practice investigation in March of that year. It was a probe into Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s office......

Israel Unleashes Air Strikes On Gaza, CDC Mask Rules Cause Confusion, Policing Poll : Up First

NPR
NPR Israeli air strikes intensified against Gaza, while Hamas continued to launch rocket attacks. One Israeli strike destroyed the offices of the Associated Press. What explanation did Israel give? The CDC defends its new guidance that says vaccinated people can stop wearing masks. Also, an NPR, PBS NewsHour, Marist poll......

Tentative bipartisan agreement reached on some key issues in policing overhaul

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sens. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, and Rep. Karen Bass, a California Democrat, have been leading the charge to craft a bipartisan bill that can pass the 60-vote threshold in the......

Split-Second Decisions: How a Supreme Court Case Shaped Modern Policing

New York Times
The same standard may also make it more difficult to combat racial bias in the use of lethal force, even though Black suspects are more than twice as likely as people of other races to be killed by the police, said Jeffrey Fagan, a law professor at Columbia. “All an......

Democratic push to make it easier to prosecute officers emerges as sticking point in policing bill talks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lead GOP negotiator, opposes Democratic efforts to lower the legal standard to prosecute individual officers. “(Section 242) is off the table for me,” Scott said, referring to the part of the law that......

Officer shooting deaths show need to reevaluate U.S. policing systems, says former police captain

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said that the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, as well as Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd, should be taken as watershed moments......

What Might Bring Changes to Policing in Minneapolis?

New York Times
Derek Chauvin had worked for almost two decades at the Minneapolis Police Department, amassing a history riddled with accusations of abuse, before he murdered George Floyd on May 25, 2020. As demonstrators flooded the streets of Minneapolis after Floyd’s killing, they said they were driven by outrage but not surprise......

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