In late March, I joined demonstrators to protest the Los Angeles Police Department’s clearing of a large homeless encampment in the Echo Park neighborhood.
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2021/05/30/California-gave-people-the-right-to-be-homeless-but-little-help-finding-homes/stories/202105300027
Portland protests: Who turned out night after night? – oregonlive.com
— Read on www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/05/who-protested-night-after-night-in-portland.html
In cities where police gassed protesters, investigation finds history of racial oppression and struggle to implement reforms
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/30/overpoliced-underprotected-american-cities-police-history
Several part series……
Probation is meant to rehabilitate. But it can make people more desperate, and puts many in constant fear of incarceration.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/inq/probation-parole-pennsylvania-philadelphia-criminal-justice-system-20191024.html
This is interesting. The Department of Justice released a memorandum on the Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Violent Crime. The problem is that the DOJ has little to do with violent crime that occurs in communities. The DOJ and it’s enforce arm the FBI very rarely is involved with neighborhood street crime (State crimes). When the DOJ is involved with crime at the State level. It is usually through a task force operation and that involves a partnership of officers from state police, county sheriffs, and c/t/v police. This leads me to say that the DOJ has little experience fighting local state level crime and are not in the best position to set strategy for a comprehensive plan to stop crime.
Anyways check out their memorandum and see what you think.
Get the memorandum here: www.justice.gov/dag/page/file/1397921/download
In this volume, “A Better Path Forward for Criminal Justice,” experts offer analysis and recommendations to help policymakers move the criminal justice system toward a more humane and effective footing.
— Read on www.brookings.edu/multi-chapter-report/a-better-path-forward-for-criminal-justice/
The report can be downloaded HERE
Racial equity in traffic stops: Instituting reform by changing data collection and policing practice.
This was an interesting discussion on how police should make traffic stops. The use of data and what disproportionate stops because of race means.
There were some interesting assertions made as to research and types of tickets issued. I contacted CNA by email to learn more about the connection between they type of ticket written moving, non-moving, or regulatory and bias.
— Read on www.cna.org/news/justice-talks
Throughout this blog there are various posts of reviews, committees, and reforms on policing below is just another example.
Eugene City Council created the Ad Hoc Commmittee on Police Policy to review current police policies and make recommendations to the City Council for changes and improvements.
— Read on www.eugene-or.gov/4560/Ad-Hoc-Committee-on-Police-Policy
The final report HERE