This is an interesting article about the rules that govern police use of force.
Police departments reject the idea that use of force can be governed by hard and fast rules. Under this rule-resistant view, using rules to regulate use of force would be dangerous and in practice impossible, as officers must retain broad discretion to respond to ever-changing conditions in the field. Despite the prevalence of this view, the Article finds that, behind closed doors, departments are constructing hard and fast rules that limit officer discretion.
— Read on papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm
Comprehensive review of killings by police in 2020.
— Read on perma.cc/X9UN-CYHY
This issue of Human Rights magazine focuses on policing in America. The horrific events of 2020 have brought heightened attention to a longstanding problem of policing in America.
— Read on www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/civil-rights-reimagining-policing/
Mariame Kaba, a New York City-based activist and organizer, is at the center of an effort to “build up another world.”
— Read on www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-emerging-movement-for-police-and-prison-abolition
As frustrations over inequalities in policing and law enforcement continue despite attempted reforms (Beckett, 2016), many are asking for a more effective approach. A 2018 issue statement from the American Public Health Association
(2018) highlights that violence is a public health issue that will not go away without the influence of a public health approach. The integrated biological-psychological-social model of health recognizes the complexity in the ways individuals are influenced by their situations, with violence as the unfortunate result of the wrong mix of circumstances. The public health approach to violence focuses on prevention as part of the solution.
— Read on extension.usu.edu/heart/research/violence-prevention-supporting-law-enforcement
The Huntsville City Council authorized the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council “[t]o fully review the protests and demonstrations which began on or about May 30, 2020, especially those which occurred on June 1 and 3, 2020, as to the interactions between the protestors and demonstrators and the Huntsville Police Department . . . .” HPCAC retained Liz Huntley and Jack Sharman of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC as independent counsel to assist with HPCAC’s review.
— Read on huntsvillepolicereview.com/
This is an interesting resource to help keep track of some of the codified changes to policing.
Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill Tracking Database
— Read on www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/legislative-responses-for-policing.aspx
About the Registry
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989.
The website for the National Registry of Exonerations is HERE