The impasse threatens to turn the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others into another moment that galvanizes the nation but leaves lawmakers unable to act.
By Amy Forliti, Associated Press
The fiery leader of Minneapolis' police union has built a reputation of defying the city, long before he offered the union's full support to the officers charged in George Floyd's death.
The initiative to reduce gun violence comes amid nationwide calls for police reform in the wake of several police killings of Black people throughout the country.
Stacey Abrams was Georgia's Democratic nominee for governor in 2018. Since her defeat, she founded Fair Fight Action, an organization that works to protect voting rights. Now she is under consideration to be former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 running…
Senate Republicans introduced their police reform bill Wednesday. Called the Justice Act, it includes grants for body cameras and incentives for police departments to ban chokeholds. It also increases disclosure requirements for no-knock warrants and the use of force. Yamiche…
By Lisa Mascaro, Jim Mustian, Associated Press
The “Justice Act” is the most ambitious GOP policing proposal in years, a direct response to the massive public protests over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans.
On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order on policing, amid growing calls for reform and racial justice. While the measure represents Trump’s most significant action on policing since taking office, many experts say it won’t compel police departments to…
By Courtney Vinopal
The new order aims to incentivize police departments to better train their officers and share information about excessive force complaints with the federal government.
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
America in Black and Blue 2020, a PBS NewsHour Weekend special, offers context for and insight into the widespread protests currently engulfing the nation after the latest display of police brutality against Black citizens with reports from across the country…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, calls have grown for that city to overhaul its police department. Now, the effort to “dismantle the police department as we know it” has gained the support…
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