In 2019, Phoenix police officers shot at 15 people, a significant drop from the record number the year before. Officials and advocates discuss why.
— Read on www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-investigations/2019/12/30/phoenix-police-shootings-officers-use-of-force-decline-2019-henry-rivera/2612466001/
California has given counties more than $8 billion to handle thousands of new inmates. But lax spending rules and limited scrutiny have allowed some sheriffs to use that money for other things, which may violate state law.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/california-gave-billions-in-taxpayer-dollars-to-improve-jails-but-thats-now-how-these-sheriffs-are-spending-it
Links on this page is to final report and other reports.
Gap Analysis | Roswell, GA
— Read on www.roswellgov.com/government/departments/police/gap-analysis
Comments about Whren v. United States 1996.
Sarah A. Seo describes some of the surprising ways that policing the automobile has made us less free.
— Read on www.cato-unbound.org/2019/04/08/sarah-seo/courtesy-discretion-heightened-police-power
Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad from Boston Review. Policing as we know it must be abolished before it can be transformed.
— Read on bostonreview.net/law-justice/tracey-l-meares-policing-public-good-gone-bad
“Abolish the police” Idea Is Inspiring Some Criminal-Justice Activists
— Read on www.city-journal.org/abolish-police-call-to-action
Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System | The Sentencing Project
— Read on www.sentencingproject.org/publications/un-report-on-racial-disparities/
I hope there is some serious research following these changes. Most of these reforms are counterintuitive any will be worse to victims of crime.
Arnold Ventures is committing $5.5 million to help four expert organizations — CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), the Vera Institute of Justice, the Data Collaborative for Justice (DCJ), and the New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) — document how statewide changes to the criminal justice system are implemented amid a challenging landscape.
— Read on www.arnoldventures.org/stories/as-new-york-enacts-sweeping-bail-reform-arnold-ventures-is-supporting-a-5-5-million-research-and-implementation-initiative
National Partnership for Pretrial Justice
— Read on www.pretrialpartnership.org/
Is there a difference between protest and riot? When does a protest become illegal? A rock thrown by protesters injuring anyone should make the protest illegal. At that moment must the protest end?
A civil rights group is urging the nation’s highest court to overturn a lower-court ruling that said a Black Lives Matter organizer has no First Amendment defense to a lawsuit
— Read on www.theadvocate.com/content/tncms/live/