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The real aim of these operations might be to boost support for cops.
Jul 08, 2022
Joseph Richardson, Che Bullock
Dec 09, 2021
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.
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.
Apr 20, 2021
Four first-time candidates could grant progressives a majority on the Board of Alders and transform public safety and housing policy.
Mar 31, 2021
Mayor Randall Woodfin is increasing police funding and ignoring calls for non-law enforcement public safety alternatives.
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.
Mar 19, 2021
Cities across the country have begun exploring traffic enforcement without police. This bill proposes doing so statewide.
Mar 05, 2021
The four candidates vying to replace the mayor are each promising to build a better St. Louis, and in a little over a week, voters will decide which visions they endorse.
Feb 22, 2021
From San Francisco to Philadelphia, cities across the country are creating fully unarmed response teams to address emergencies that used to call for cops.
Jerry Iannelli, Joshua Vaughn
Jan 08, 2021
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.
Aug 19, 2020
The City Council passed a budget that cut nearly $150 million from the Austin Police Department. Millions will be reinvested in services like violence prevention and supportive housing.
Aug 13, 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.
Aug 12, 2020
Public safety is not improved by stricter probation and parole rules, researchers have found.
Lauren Lee White
Jun 08, 2020
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Jan 29, 2020
Law enforcement’s old guard claims that policing low-level crime protects communities. That’s not just wrong; it’s dangerous.
Aug 29, 2019