Why California Voters Recalled Chesa Boudin

Why California Voters Recalled Chesa Boudin

This post was originally published on this siteSasha Abramsky The ousting of the progressive San Francisco district attorney suggests that Democrats have failed to win the public with their messaging on criminal justice. The post Why California Voters Recalled Chesa Boudin appeared first on The Nation.

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DOJ’s new policy requires officers to stop others from using excessive force

DOJ’s new policy requires officers to stop others from using excessive force

This post was originally published on this site The policy spells out situations in which officers have an “affirmative duty” — to prevent or stop other officers from using excessive force, and to render or call for medical aid when it’s needed. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Two years after Floyd’s death, little movement on police reform in Washington

Two years after Floyd’s death, little movement on police reform in Washington

This post was originally published on this siteBiden was an outspoken supporter of the racial justice movement that arose after George Floyd died. Now he often speaks more about the need to fund and bolster the police.

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Republican-backed measure to restrict filming of police officers passes Arizona Senate committee

Republican-backed measure to restrict filming of police officers passes Arizona Senate committee

This post was originally published on this site Legislation which would make it illegal to film police officers within eight feet of them is closer to becoming law, despite concerns that it could hinder efforts to document misconduct. “We believe that this bill stacks the deck against the public check...

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Biden’s ‘fund the police’ comment draws backlash from some BLM activists, support from others

Biden’s ‘fund the police’ comment draws backlash from some BLM activists, support from others

This post was originally published on this siteDuring his State of the Union, President Joe Biden said America should “fund the police.” One congressman said this sounded like Trump’s “old lines.”     

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NYC Mayor Adams Wants More Facial Recognition Software for Cops

NYC Mayor Adams Wants More Facial Recognition Software for Cops

This post was originally published on this site  New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants to expand law enforcement’s use of facial recognition software in an effort to combat his city’s growing gun violence. Experts say the software can violate privacy and civil liberties with its secret surveillance and propensity...

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New York shootings an early test for former cop-turned-mayor

New York shootings an early test for former cop-turned-mayor

This post was originally published on this site Gun violence has rocked the first three weeks of Eric Adams’ tenure as mayor of New York, piling pressure on the ex-cop to deliver on his promise to improve public safety in America’s largest city. A shooting Friday in the neighborhood of...

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Justice Department boosts funds to cities to battle rise in crime

Justice Department boosts funds to cities to battle rise in crime

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department is closing out the year with a surge in grants for public safety programs in cities across the country, including many grappling with a dramatic rise in violent crime.

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AOC, Joyce introduce bipartisan bill for ‘immediate relief’ from cannabis convictions

AOC, Joyce introduce bipartisan bill for ‘immediate relief’ from cannabis convictions

This post was originally published on this site Drug war foes welcomed the introduction Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bipartisan bill to help states expunge cannabis convictions by reducing costs and red tape through a new federal program. “There is no justification for continuing to prevent...

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