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              The Minnesota DFL Party launched a new ad campaign this week targeting key Republican state senators who are accused of “standing in the way of passing real police reform.” Jason Lewis, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a recent interview that Democrats don’t “want reform” so much as they “want a political issue.” U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) made similar comments after Democrats blocked his police reform bill from being put...
    Portland, Oregon, authorities are looking how they might reform police in the City of Roses – and ideas include a civilian board of police commissioners or a community-controlled oversight board, according to a local report. Lawmakers around the country have called for law enforcement reforms since George Floyd, a Black man, died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyds neck for almost nine minutes on May 25. Demands have ranged from reforming police departments with additional...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) In recent weeks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law nearly a dozen aggressive police reform bills seeking more transparency and accountability within law enforcement.  In a groundbreaking executive order, Cuomo is also requiring the state’s more than 500 police forces to develop new policing strategies and structures in collaboration with community members...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that he will convene a special legislative session starting on July 13. The last special session ended abruptly on June 20, after the hope of a compromise between Senate Republicans and House Democrats on police reform and bonding ended, unresolved. “I am asking Republicans and Democrats in the legislature to work together on the urgent matters Minnesotans expect them to tackle this summer,” said Walz in a release. “Give me a bill to...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on the NYPD’s dubious claims that bail reform has contributed to the uptick in gun violence — defending police brass’ debunked “interpretation” of their own conflicting data. “It should not be minimized that bail reform was one of many factors, but then post-March 1 overwhelmingly it’s about the coronavirus, and all the dislocation it’s caused,” de Blasio said. “There are differences of interpretation. I believe that the much truer interpretation is to look...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Demonstrators gathered in Towson on Thursday, calling for police reform. The group rallied behind a new bill which calls for a number of changes to the Baltimore County Police Department. The bill is drafted by Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones. It includes banning chokeholds, requiring officers to intervene when another officer uses force and yearly training. In the crowd were families of local people killed at the hands of police. That included Korryn Gaines’ father. He said...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Weeks of protests demanding police reform prompted the Massachusetts Senate to propose a sweeping bill that calls for change. “The George Floyd incident brings home a number of messages,” Senator Will Brownsberger told WBZ. “That can never happen in Massachusetts so we want to do everything to reduce the risk of that in terms of oversight and also in terms of just rules. Set the boundaries so people stay within boundaries.” The boundaries in the legislation include...
    Local high school students will be protesting outside of Greenwood Village City Hall at 4 p.m. today, July 9. Greenwood Village City Council just attempted an end-run around Colorados new police reform law, passing a resolution declaring that the city will defend its police officers and cover their legal costs connected to any lawsuits brought under SB-217, a sweeping bipartisan police accountability and reform bill passed by the Colorado Legislature last month. The new law includes a provision that creates up...
    Greenwood Village, Colorado unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to counter financial liability for officer misconduct created in the new state police reform law, per The Denver Post. JUST IN: Greenwood council members unanimously passed a resolution saying the city will never find its officers acted in bad faith. That effectively shields them from having to face personal financial liability for misconduct on the job https://t.co/6FKwhI4HGl — The Denver Post (@denverpost) July 8, 2020 The legislation reportedly subverts the section of Colorado...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on the NYPD’s dubious claims that bail reform has contributed to the uptick in gun violence — defending police brass’ debunked “interpretation” of their own conflicting data. “It should not be minimized that bail reform was one of many factors, but then post March 1 overwhelmingly it’s about the coronavirus, and all the dislocation it’s caused,” de Blasio said. “There are differences of interpretation. I believe that the much truer interpretation is to look...
    Meaghan Ellis July 9, 2020 0 Comments Attorney General William Barr admitted that he believes police reform is a necessity as he noted the importance of striking a balance in policies. Attending a press conference in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Barr joined Sen. Tim Scott, (R-S.C) where they discussed efforts being made for police reform. Barr offered insight from both sides of the spectrum, stressing the need for law enforcement as well as the need for reform. “We need a...
    Over the past month, we’ve seen radical progressives attack our nation. Legitimate and peaceful protests have been hijacked by violent lawbreakers with the ultimate goal of total anarchy. Now we’re experiencing attacks on law enforcement, the destruction of presidential memorials and the establishment of so-called “autonomous zones.” Some of my Democratic colleagues have refused to condemn the lawlessness and riots that have occurred in several cities across our nation. This has gone on for too long, and it’s time for...
    The District of Columbia Council has passed what is being referred to as emergency legislation to reform D.C.’s policing just weeks after George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police. The bill, which will be formalized in the fall, calls for a laundry list of reforms, including giving voting rights to jailed residents and making numerous changes to how police conduct searches and make arrests. The latest bill comes after the council okayed another bill on June 9 that...
    Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) has released the first two TV ads for his reelection campaign targeting his Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff. The advertisements, which are titled “Patriot” and “Justice,” discuss Perdue’s efforts to defend American values and pass police reform. “This November, the people of Georgia will decide the future direction of our country,” said Perdue in an email statement. “We’ve achieved real results over the past six years, but our work is far from over.” “Now is the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended sweeping police reform in a preliminary report released Wednesday on police actions during last month’s George Floyd protests.  After a video of Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death went viral in May protests against police brutality erupted across the country. Protesters first took to the streets in New York City on May 28 at Union...
    As lawmakers in Ohio work toward enacting police reform, it remains unclear what the legislature will accomplish. Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature have offered proposals for reform, while Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost also offered a recommendation. However, the push for police reform has predictably divided the legislature along party lines. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, said transparency is the key to any improvements. “I...
    Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that police reform must strike the right balance between providing security and preventing the possibility of abuse. At a press conference in South Carolina to mark his visit with religious leaders, community members and law enforcement personnel, Barr acknowledged that police need to be checked. We need a police force, Barr said in Columbia, S.C. We need these institutions to provide peace and security in society to allow our lives to flourish. At the same time whenever you have that...
    Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottPublic unites, Congress gridlocks — theres a better way Trump sealed his own fate Senators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents MORE (R-S.C.) said Wednesday he’s talking with House Democrats about potentially reviving his GOP police reform bill. Scott, who is the only Black Republican senator and had taken the lead in writing the GOPs police reform legislation, said that he had spoken with Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth...
    A public opinion poll shows that most Americans disagree with U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to police reform, a view that has gained momentum since May 25, when George Floyd, an African American man, died after being held down by a white police officer.  Trump said when signing an executive order on policing last month he “strongly oppose(s) the radical and dangerous efforts to defund, dismantle and dissolve our police departments, especially now when we’ve achieved the lowest recorded crime...
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio won’t sign a package of police reform bills as planned on Thursday, amid concerns from both New York City residents and New York Police Department bigwigs that the bills would handicap NYPD officers just as violence is spiking in the city. The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that de Blasio is, instead, “reviewing a package of police reform bills including a chokehold ban, following angry backlash from police department leaders who said...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Two weeks of protest and unrest left the NYPD vulnerable to mistrust and in need of reform, New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded in a preliminary report released Wednesday afternoon of her investigation into police interactions with demonstrators.The report, called New York City Police Departments Response to Demonstrations Following the Death of George Floyd, does not render a specific judgment about police performance but concluded it is clear that too many New Yorkers no...
    California doctor fatally shot, 15-year-old son survives over 30 hours in Sierra Nevada forest Before-and-after photos show how much fast-food restaurants have changed over the years De Blasio say he’ll sign City Council’s sweeping police reform legislation next week © Provided by WINS Radio New York NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that hell sign sweeping City Council police reform legislation next week. Were going to be doing a signing ceremony next week, the...
    EXCLUSIVE - A North Carolina mayor who was honored by President Obama for his work as his town’s police chief said that police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death needs to push past encouraging more African Americans to join the force and focus on giving more minority, rookie cops a voice without the fear of retaliation. Apex Mayor Jacques Gilbert, who founded Blue Lights College, a faith-based organization dedicated to training those interested in law enforcement careers, told Fox News...
    Efforts to change policing in Montgomery County, Maryland, are coming on a variety of fronts. County Executive Marc Elrich offered one piece of legislation that would create a civilian assistant police chief position. Police Chief Marcus Jones, who testified saying he fully supports the plan, said, “This assistant chief would be expected to enhance community policing,” and that position would “focus on improving the trust between the community and the police department, as well as focus on evidence-based policing practices.”...
    Supporters of police reform in Montgomery County, Maryland, want changes to use-of-force policies and the elimination of a bill that protects the rights of officers accused of wrongdoing. They also want to reopen the case of a man fatally shot by a county police officer two years ago. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a news conference outside Montgomery County police’s 3rd District station Tuesday morning, while the county council was in session. The council had previously scheduled a 7:30...