Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stressed Wednesday that the temporary policy does not mean the department is turning a blind eye to crime.
— Read on www.fox29.com/news/philadelphia-police-to-delay-arrests-for-certain-non-violent-crimes.amp
We now live in a time of cancellations and closings. Most seriously, our public schools are now closed, no longer serving the 1.1 million city children who usually attend. Also shuttered are some of our principal entertainments and iconic distractions. Bars and restaurants, for instance, cannot serve sitting customers, only make deliveries.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-justice-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-20200316-ovskg6k3abfwrgqjjwnhyeuygq-story.html
This guide from Arnold Ventures summarizes evidence about homelessness and provides recommendations for police. Suggestions include fostering collaboration, using data, providing training, and using a problem-oriented approach. The document offers examples from Philadelphia and Wichita, explains the negative consequences of punitive measures, and lists talking points for police to use with the public.
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/policing-homelessness/
Los Angeles police are convinced big data can help fight crime, even after shutting down a program that activists said targeted minorities unfairly.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-police-department-laser-data-driven-policing-racial-profiling-2-0-cbsn-originals-documentary/
In a deposition, Constantin Tsachas rationalized quotas, targeting Black and Latino males, punishing minority cops more harshly than white ones, and having cops lurk in subway station closets.
— Read on www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kzw5b/infamous-nypd-transit-cop-gives-secret-testimony-about-racist-policing-practices