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/

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

The World is Watching: Mass Violations by U.S. Police of Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Rights – Amnesty International USA

The killings of Black people in the United States have sparked mass movements across the country as people have taken to the streets to demand accountability, long overdue reforms to policing and criminal justice systems, and end to systemic racism. While the video-taped killing of George Floyd, as well as the killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, fueled the protests, the use of deadly force against communities of color is tragically not new. It is part of a historic pattern of discrimination by law enforcement, including unjustified stops and searches, racial profiling, and excessive use of force.
— Read on www.amnestyusa.org/worldiswatching/