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FRONTLINE: Policing the Police 2020

George Floyd’s killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.
— Read on www.wgbh.org/program/frontline/policing-the-police-2020

Violent Crime Rates Declined in 10 Jurisdictions Following Comprehensive Police Reform – Center for American Progress

Violent Crime Rates Declined in 10 Jurisdictions Following Comprehensive Police Reform – Center for American Progress
— Read on www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/news/2020/11/16/492931/violent-crime-rates-declined-10-jurisdictions-following-comprehensive-police-reform/

New York expected to legalize marijuana for recreational-use soon, Cuomo says | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Recreational marijuana must be legalized fairly in New York, dispensary owners and hemp farmers say. State officials are weighing legalizing adult-use cannab
— Read on www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2020/11/new-york-expected-to-legalize-marijuana-for-recreational-use-soon-cuomo-says/

A new look for the Edmonton Police Service? Report on uniforms, vehicle livery goes to council Monday | Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton Police Service is going under the microscope at council this week as city politicians examine how to reform local policing.
— Read on edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/a-new-look-for-the-edmonton-police-service-report-on-uniforms-vehicle-livery-goes-to-council-monday

There is a 19 page report that is linked to in the article.

NYPD Vision for Fair and Effective Discipline

Police Department has substantially implemented the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea today announced that the NYPD has now substantially implemented the recommendations of an independent blue-ribbon panel of former prosecutors and judges for improving the department’s internal disciplinary system. Press release HERE

Draft Policies for Public Comment

Welcome to the New York City Police Department’s Policy Review webpage. We welcome public comments on any of the proposed policy changes listed below. The comment period deadline for each respective proposal is displayed in its summary page. Once the comment period has ended, the NYPD will review the submitted comments and consider their inclusion in the final policy. Please click the link(s) to the policy you wish to review and send us your comments. HERE.

A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished.

An analysis by The New York Times found that the N.Y.P.D. has reduced or rejected recommendations for stiff discipline of officers in about 71 percent of 6,900 serious misconduct charges. NY Times article

The Report of the Independent Panel on the Disciplinary System of the New York City Police Department – see report HERE

After 25 years, the Crime Bill is as controversial as ever—and as important to understand.

This is a good website to follow. The 1994 Crime Bill was widely popular at the time. Now it is look at as evil.

It will be interesting to see how Academia reports on the crime bill now.

What did the Crime Bill actually do? What does the research say about the impact it had on crime and justice? What lessons does it offer policymakers today?

To help answer these critical questions, the Council commissioned an ongoing series of analyses from some of the nation’s most respected crime experts.
— Read on counciloncj.foleon.com/reports/crime-bill/welcome/

Boston Police Reform Task Force | Boston.gov

The Task Force is composed of community leaders, advocates, members from the legal profession, and members of law enforcement. Multilingual information in Español (Spanish), Kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), 中文 (Simplified Chinese), and kriolu (Cabo Verdean Creole) is available below.
— Read on www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/bostons-movement-end-racism/boston-police-reform-task-force