June 25, 2021 00:29

NYC Dem Voters Favor Alternatives to Policing: Poll

A majority of Democratic primary voters in New York City said they would prefer the city’s next mayor prioritize alternatives to policing to address rising gun violence rates, The Appeal reported. According to a June survey of 874 Democratic voters,

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Trump-Era Border Patrol Chief Ousted

The Biden administration is forcing out the chief of the United States Border Patrol, Rodney S. Scott, who took over the agency during the final year of the Trump administration, reports the New York Times. Scott was an avid supporter

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Biden Choice for ATF Mired in Wrangling Over Gun Control

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday whether to advance the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Reuters reports. Chipman, who has more than

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Overdose Deaths Up Among Black Americans

The pandemic has caused drug overdose deaths among Black Americans to surge, as drugs like fentanyl proliferate in communities facing subpar social services and the economic consequences of COVID-19, the Associated Press reports. Despite the perception that the opioid crisis

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Entire New York Police Force to Get De-Escalation Training

New York City’s police department, the largest in the United States, will train all 35,000 of its officers in de-escalation techniques, using the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) approach to reduce violent encounters and injuries

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Policing the Police: How to Tackle the Crisis of Legitimacy

Los Angeles police face off against demonstrators, May 2021. Photo courtesy National Police Foundation. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The Latin phrase, originally used by Roman poet Juvenal in regards to infidelity, means “Who guards the guards themselves?” The question has

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Women Lead Toll of U.S. Jail Deaths: Study

Photo by Caitlin Regan via Flickr. Women account for a disproportionate number of jail deaths, many of them as a result of complications from alcohol or drug intoxication that occur within days of being admitted to custody, says the Prison

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ATF holds use-of-force training to educate local media

©Chris Dorney/Dreamstime.com The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) held a use-of-force training for local media last month in Tucson, Arizona, to educate non-law enforcement on Department of Justice policy guidelines for force. James Balthazar, a senior ATF special

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June 23, 2021 fatal shooting at 509 Boulevard NE

211741664 Preliminary information:  On June 23, 2021, at around 5:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person shot call at 509 Boulevard NE.  Upon arrival, officers located a male at the location deceased from multiple gunshot wounds….

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