In Depth: Talking All Things City-County Merger With Reps From Better Together, Municipal League | St. Louis Public Radio

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St.
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Better Together website

Better Together is a group advocating for consolidation of services in St. Louis.

Their report can be accessed HERE

Prospects for police reform | Modern Policing

Dr. Sam Walker is one of the leaders in police accountability. He is also one of my favorite authors.

Noted police historian and accountability expert Sam Walker discusses the prospects for ongoing police reform in this law review article. Despite reduced pressure from the federal government since 2017, he sees encouraging efforts within policing, some state and local governments accepting greater responsibility, and continuing interest from activists and the general public. Still, the prospects…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/prospects-for-police-reform/

East Pittsburgh considers dissolving police force after Antwon Rose shooting | TribLIVE

Are police departments one serious event away from extinction?

East Pittsburgh officials are considering dissolving the borough’s police force after one of its officers fatally shot an unarmed teen in June, Council President Dennis …
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