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‘It Did Not Stick’: The First Federal Effort to Curb Police Abuse

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/us/first-consent-decree-police-abuse-pittsburgh.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/ PITTSBURGH — Federal intervention to curb police abuse did not begin after chants of “I can’t breathe,” viral cellphone videos or the Black Lives Matter movement. It began 21 years ago here in Pittsburgh, where the police were laden with complaints that black residents were routinely singled out for false arrest and abuse. In […]

Across the Nation
How negative encounters between police and black youth impact pregnant women

While African American parents have long expressed anguish about having to give “the talk“ to their children on the safest way, hopefully, to interact with police, four notable researchers have investigated the effects of anticipated negative encounters between the police and black youth on the emotional and mental health of pregnant African American women. The […]

Across the Nation
What Does Trump’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Executive Orders Mean for Black Communities?

What Does Trump’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Executive Orders Mean for Black Communities? Under the Trump administration, the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” is a matter of official policy. The term has been used by white law enforcement and their supporters, reflecting a white reactionary response to Black Lives Matter and the protest movement against police violence. […]

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Black Law Enforcement supports Raise the Age in New York

New York has remained draconian as it relates to Juvenile Justice Reform. To be one of two states in the nation to prosecute children as young as 13 as adults in criminal courts. Surrounding states New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have long changed criminal responsibilities of minors. As law enforcement, we question why such a […]

Community
Black Law Enforcement supports Westchester County Immigrant Protection Act

Communities all across America are facing ICE raids as a result of President Trump’s Executive Order. There are reports that many Immigrants are picked up as “collateral arrest” after they opened their doors to agents who were not there to specifically arrest them. Federal Judge James M. Munley of the Central Pennsylvania District has emphasized […]

Accountability
In police trials, implicit bias still play a role?

Jeannine Bell |10:33 p.m. ET March 16, 2017 Racial breakdown of jury can influence justice. Stopped after leaving a class, Terence Crutcher, 40, was holding his hands up when Tulsa officer Betty Shelby shot and killed him in September. Walter Scott, 50, stopped for a broken taillight in North Charleston, S.C., was running away when […]

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American Public Health Association: Law Enforcement Violence Against Black Men as a Public Health Issue

Date: Nov 01 2016Policy Number: LB-16-02 Key Words: Violence, Gun Violence, Minorities, Injury Prevention Control, Racism Abstract Harassment and violence by law enforcement officers result in deaths, injuries, trauma, and stress, which disproportionately affect people of color and other marginalized populations such as immigrants, individuals experiencing homelessness, members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]

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Black Law Enforcement Opposes FOP’s Endorsement of Trump

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Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, USA is not surprised by the National endorsements of one of the Presidential candidates by the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

In our opinion and experience, the FOP has never been an organization that operated on behalf of African American Police Officers. This organization in the past has been anti-affirmation as well as opposed the promotion of African Americans in the police department as well as opposed to the very important policy of police officers living in the city they work. As Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we believe that residency is a major factor of accountability and is a core component in “Real Community Policing.”  READ MORE 

 

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Do Black Lives Matter to the FOP? Black Members Do Not Actually Exist!

These assimilated brothers and sisters have - over the years - contributed hundreds of thousands - if not millions of dollars - to organizations like the FOP. The same FOP that works tirelessly to retard and abate the recruitment, hiring, training, assignments, and promotions of officers of color. Generally, bargaining agents have no love for its constituency. The driving force of these agents is to line their pockets, improve their assignments and to pretend that they embrace and value diversity.

I invite any of these coopted brothers and sisters to make inquiries of the FOP locally, nationally, and internationally to determine the scope and the depth of the FOP's diversity in positional, executive, programmatic, legislative, and policy-making tiers.  READ MORE