The real aim of these operations might be to boost support for cops.
Steven Yoder Jul 08, 2022
Mainstream discussions about gun violence have largely excluded the voices of survivors and perpetrators.
As the country reassesses its relationship with law enforcement, Ithaca, New York; Berkeley and Oakland, California; and Austin, Texas, are defunding, replacing, or reducing the scope of their police departments.
Eoin Higgins May 26, 2021
It will be months before the pilot program is implemented in part of East Oakland, but activists say it’s a move in the right direction.
Eliyahu Kamisher Apr 20, 2021
Four first-time candidates could grant progressives a majority on the Board of Alders and transform public safety and housing policy.
Eoin Higgins Mar 31, 2021
Mayor Randall Woodfin is increasing police funding and ignoring calls for non-law enforcement public safety alternatives.
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Mar 30, 2021
The trial budget includes a proposal to expand a crisis response program under the fire department, but also includes a $3.7 million increase to the Phoenix Police Department’s $745 million budget.
Meg O'Connor Mar 19, 2021
Cities across the country have begun exploring traffic enforcement without police. This bill proposes doing so statewide.
Meg O'Connor Mar 05, 2021
What ‘Defund The Police’ Means In A New York Neighborhood With High Homicide Rates and a History of Struggling for Justice
Although there’s a diversity of views about law enforcement in Brownsville, Brooklyn, there’s widespread agreement that the community is still fighting to obtain all the resources it needs to thrive and police itself.
Abigail Savitch-Lew Aug 19, 2020
The City Council will pass a budget this week that could cut nearly $150 million in funding from the Austin Police Department. The proposal appears to have majority support.
Meg O'Connor Aug 12, 2020
Public safety is not improved by stricter probation and parole rules, researchers have found.
Lauren Lee White Jun 08, 2020