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More black officers resign from SFPD union over leadership’s ‘failure’ to address minority issues

Two more black San Francisco police officers have resigned from The City’s powerful police union, claiming the organization has failed to serve its minority members and continues to be a roadblock to reform and rebuilding trust with the community. The San Francisco Police Officers’ Association has long been a vocal and at times divisive presence […]

Accountability
Connecticut Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

In the wake of recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. During a press conference Tuesday, State Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) and State Sen. Gary Winfield (D-New Haven) said this legislation would help restore […]

‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Police Officers: “We Didn’t Vote Republican To Get Stabbed In The Back

In the highly contentious battle to extinguish public worker rights, Iowa Republicans have attempted a divide-and-conquer approach to pit unions against each other. Their legislation splits public workers into two groups, one that’s “public safety workers,” and one that isn’t. The idea was to strip away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public employees, […]

Uncle Tom Shireff Clarke loosing Popularity in Reelection Run

Clarke Deeply Unpopular, with no path to Victory in Reelection bid.    As Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has seen his national profile increase making appearances on Conservitive shows like Fox is now seeing his popularity in his home town district disappear.  According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, voters in Milwaukee County […]

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