Shrinking The Footprint Of Police: Six Ideas For Enhancing Safety

By Center for Court Innovation. -

Spurred by the brutal and senseless murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans, people are demanding that we redirect money away from police budgets into sustainable [...]

On Contact: Police Reform

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to writer, academic and activist Philip McHarris about the latest calls for police reform in the US. McHarris says the entire system of policing has to [...]

Police Lessons From Cuba

By Reese Erlich, The Progressive. -

Contrary to the image of brutal and repressive communists, police in Cuba offer an instructive example for activists in the United States. Police live in the cities they patrol. They generally [...]

‘Starve The Beast’: Southern Campaigns To Divest, Decarcerate, And Re-Imagine Public Safety

By Zaina Alsous, Scalawagmagazine.org -

In La Casa Azul, “The Blue House” in East Point, Atlanta, organizers with the Racial Justice Action Center meet in what they call “the war room;" a room where they discuss political strategy, [...]

Study: Enactment Of California’s Medical Marijuana Law Associated With Sustained Decline In Traffic Fatalities

Irvine, CA: The enactment of California's 1996 medical cannabis access law is associated with a significant and a sustained decline in motor vehicle fatalities, according to data published in [...]

How Much Influence Does Big Pharma Have On Your Safety?

By Kate Harveston, Popular Resistance. -

Evil pharmaceutical companies bending blue-collar workers to their whim sounds like the stuff of a sci-fi novel, but more and more it's becoming our reality. At first, it was the actions of [...]

Sugar Shack Protesters Block Construction For Public Safety

By Sugar Shack Alliance, www.popularresistance.org -

By the Sugar Shack Alliance. Massachusetts - In an early morning action carried out yesterday at the site of the Kinder Morgan/TGP Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project, 21 members of the Sugar [...]

Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods

By Zenobia Jeffries, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Zenobia Jeffries for Yes! Magazine - This summer will mark the third anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, a New York man who was killed by police officers outside of a neighborhood [...]

Weekly Rally For A Safety Study For Cove Point

By Staff, www.wearecovepoint.org -

By We Are Cove Point. June 24, 2017 was a turning point for We Are Cove Point. After years of meeting with legislators and state officials to ask for a safety study (known as a Quantitative Risk [...]

In Detroit, Safety Is A Privilege Enjoyed By The White & Wealthy

By Patrick Sheehan, www.alternet.org -

By Patrick Sheehan for Alternet. Detroit's public electric company, DTE Energy, that the local government was forced to decommission all streetlights on its residential streets. Not only did DTE [...]