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Yes 4 Minneapolis, a coalition of advocacy organizations, is on track to place a proposed charter amendment on November’s ballot that would fundamentally change policing and public safety in the city.
Mar 26, 2021
Some lawmakers are citing the violence in Washington as a reason to pass laws that criminalize protesting, but far-right extremists aren’t the target.
Jan 19, 2021
The city will give advocates 50 vacant homes to be used for permanent housing for low-income residents, according to a tentative agreement.
Sep 29, 2020
The presence of police in schools is emblematic of America’s carceral approach to governing.
Aug 03, 2020
Federal agents have been unfairly arresting Black and brown people for decades. Now that white Portlanders are seeing it up close and personal, they are outraged. Better late than never.
Morgan Godvin, Leo Beletsky
Jul 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality are strengthening the case against mass incarceration, advocates argue.
Jul 14, 2020
Federal prosecutors argue that damaging a police vehicle is a violation of federal statutes in part because the police department receives federal funding. Former prosecutors and law professors say it’s an absurd rationale driven by politics of the Justice Department.
Jun 23, 2020
Two people, arrested and detained in Cincinnati after protesting the police killing of George Floyd, recall being held at the jail, outside, for hours.
Jun 22, 2020
Essential workers say curfews put them at risk of police violence, even though they were exempt.
Jun 12, 2020
Videos contradict officers’ claims that they didn’t ‘kettle’ protesters.
The country’s homeless population was already struggling to access services during the pandemic.
Jun 10, 2020
Faced with inaction on the part of state and corrections officials, incarcerated people in jails, prisons, and detention centers are protesting their treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dan Berger, Ryan Fatica and Duncan Tarr
Apr 27, 2020
Rann Bar-On pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault of Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson to remain a legal U.S. resident. For the next two years, he isn’t allowed to protest in the county.
Feb 11, 2020
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Aug 13, 2019
The records raise questions about the department’s compliance with its protest monitoring rules.
Jan 17, 2019
The Strategic Response Group was created for counter-terrorism but it's involved in everything from Broken Windows policing to suppressing protest.
Oct 19, 2018
Off-duty law enforcement officers are using state resources to work side jobs for the pipeline company.
Aug 28, 2018
Critics say the Berkeley Police Department’s unusual practice of posting anti-fascist protesters’ mugshots on Twitter endangers activists and violates free speech rights.
Aug 24, 2018
Their attorneys say the new video-teleconferencing policy is exacerbating backlogs and prolonging detention.
Jul 31, 2018
Prosecutors on the "J20" case faced grave allegations of misconduct after withholding exculpatory evidence contained in videos from defense attorneys. But this is far from the first time that this office has found itself in hot water.
Jessica Brand, Ethan Brown
Jul 30, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Max Rivlin-Nadler, Ashoka Jegroo
Feb 06, 2018
Adam H. Johnson
Sep 28, 2017