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

Mayor’s task force on policing shares key findings from latest research | WFLA

Be patient. As of 8-30-20 There are technical difficulties until the 16 minute mark. I only caught he last few minutes were the Mayor is speaking Rhetorical taking points. Very disappointing. I hope they release the report.

Mayor Jane Castor’s Community Task Force on Policing released key findings in their report to enhance public safety citywide.
— Read on www.wfla.com/news/mayors-task-force-on-policing-shares-key-findings-from-latest-research/

Don’t bring back broken windows: Manhattan DA Cy Vance argues against ratcheting back up prosecutions for smaller offenses – New York Daily News

Over the past decade, New York City authored a remarkable public safety success story that saved thousands of lives, transformed the safety of communities across the five boroughs, and overturned false narratives about the efficacy of broken windows policing. As America’s safest big city, we proved that significant reductions in violent crime could be achieved without unconstitutional stop-and-frisk tactics or unnecessary prosecutions of low-level non-violent offenses, both of which disproportionately harmed our Black and Latino communities.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-dont-bring-back-broken-windows-20200824-zblyi4rr7nfjlmosswwbeeb4de-story.html

New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
— Read on civilrights.org/resource/new-era-of-public-safety-a-guide-to-fair-safe-and-effective-community-policing/

Jussie Smollett case: Special prosecutor finds ‘substantial abuses of discretion’ as he concludes investigation – Chicago Sun-Times

Special Prosecutor Dan Webb did not find evidence to support filing criminal charges against Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx or any other prosecutor.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/17/21372023/jussie-smollett-special-prosecutor-investigation-kim-foxx-dan-webb-criminal-charges

Governor Cuomo Announces New Guidance for Police Reform Collaborative to Reinvent and Modernize Policing | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Announces New Guidance for Police Reform Collaborative to Reinvent and Modernize Policing | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
— Read on www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-guidance-police-reform-collaborative-reinvent-and-modernize

A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States | Nature Human Behaviour

Abstract
We assessed racial disparities in policing in the United States by compiling and analysing a dataset detailing nearly 100 million traffic stops conducted across the country. We found that black drivers were less likely to be stopped after sunset, when a ‘veil of darkness’ masks one’s race, suggesting bias in stop decisions.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0858-1

Black people face ‘disproportionately’ high charge, arrest rates from Toronto police: report | CBC News

A new report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission has found that Black people are more likely than others to be arrested, charged or have force used against them when interacting with Toronto police.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/black-people-human-right-commission-police-1.5680460