Police Increasingly Cite Climate Disasters When Seeking Military Gear

By Molly Redden and Alexander C. Kaufman, HuffPost. -

When locals learned that the Johnson County, Iowa, sheriff’s office had gotten hold of a massive, mine-resistant vehicle, Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek reassured a skeptical public that officers would [...]

‘Dozens’ Of Oregon Cops Have Paid Dues To The Oath Keepers Militia Group

By Peter Wade, Rolling Stone. -

More than two dozen members of the police and military in Oregon have at one point been members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government militia group, Oregon Public [...]

Howard University Students Sit-In Over Safety Issues

By Dominique Maria Bonessi and Dee Dwyer, DCist. -

Washington, DC - Hundreds of Howard University students protested on campus Wednesday morning following a sit-in Tuesday night over housing and other concerns. Students with the group Live [...]

‘Business Improvement Districts’ Privatize Policing Of Public Space

By Tyler Walicek, Truthout. -

Woven into the municipal fabric of the U.S. is a little-known mechanism of privatization and corporate control: the Business Improvement District (BID). In hundreds of urban centers, invisible [...]

Street Response Effective At Resolving Non-Violent 911 Calls

By Alex Zielinski, Portland Mercury. -

Portland, Oregon - The first six months of the Portland Street Response pilot project is meeting its lofty expectations, according to a Portland State University (PSU) study released [...]

Thousands Of Police Killings Are Unreported

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are “mislabeled.” The sanitized language is worse than an understatement because it implies that these [...]

Black Children Were Jailed For A Crime That Doesn’t Exist

By Meribah Knight And Ken Armstrong, Propublica. -

Three police officers were crowded into the assistant principal’s office at Hobgood Elementary School, and Tammy Garrett, the school’s principal, had no idea what to do. One officer, wearing a [...]

Some Schools Remove Police, Others Continue Sending Students To Police

By Dave Savini, Chris Hacker, And Michele Youngerman, CBS Chicago. -

Chicago - In January 2019, a cell phone video from inside Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side was posted to Facebook. It shows a student, then-16-year-old Dnigma Howard, at the bottom of [...]

Minneapolis Is About To Vote On Whether To Dismantle The Police

By Logan Carroll, In These Times. -

It was a cool Friday in Minneapolis, made cooler by the shadows of the skyscrapers towering over People’s Plaza. In the brick-lined courtyard between the Hennepin County Government Center and [...]

US Police Have Killed More Than 30,000 People Since 1980

By Trévon Austin, WSWS. -

The new study provides a clearer picture of the issue of police violence in the United States. However, it does not fully account for the real social toll. What’s missing from this report is the [...]

LA Sheriff’s Department Needs To ‘Curb Influence Of Problematic Subgroups’

By Celeste Fremon, Witness LA. -

The long anticipated report on the deputy gangs inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was released on Friday, Sept. 10.  And it has a lot to say. The 230-page report by the [...]

Biden’s DOJ Sleight Of Hand On Police Reform

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

Police killing Black and Brown people hasn’t let up even though the public's attention may have been diverted from it as a constant nationwide tragedy for which the federal government shares [...]

The Movement To De-Cop The Campus

By Emily Rich, In These Times. -

Police abolition has become a national conversation since the George Floyd uprisings. Many university police chiefs are encouraging the misconception, however, that campus police are somehow [...]

More Than 500 Arrested As Extinction Rebellion Protests Continue

Police have arrested more than than 500 people during Extinction Rebellion’s protests in London. The environmental group began their ‘Impossible Rebellion’ action on 23 August. The [...]

‘Chilling The Press Has Consistently Outraged Me’

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

The last photographs Tirado took with her camera before she was shot in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet show Minneapolis police aiming at her during the Black Lives Matter protests in [...]