Exclusive: Internal NYPD documents shed new light on the Strategic Response Group, or SRG, the heavily militarized police unit behind the crackdown on George Floyd protesters.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/04/07/nypd-strategic-response-unit-george-floyd-protests/
The problem is that normally the DA probably doesn’t reject 80% of local law enforcement cases from any department. So imagine how the police feel having to face the rioters, having to observe the lawlessness, make arrests when possible, and the have the DA indiscriminately throw out the case and there is no justice for the victims and society. How do DAs get by without upholding their oath of office? Why doesn’t the chief executive officer hold them accountable?
New data from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office is providing a clearer picture of how the civil unrest cases are being prosecuted. The District Attorney’s office says 1,108 criminal civil unrest cases were referred to them between May 29, 2020, and June 11, 2021. Of those, 891 criminal cases were rejected. “We look at every case individually and based on the merits,” said Mike Schmidt, the Multnomah County District Attorney.
— Read on katu.com/news/local/multnomah-county-district-attorney-has-rejected-80-of-civil-unrest-cases
Portland protests: Who turned out night after night? – oregonlive.com
— Read on www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/05/who-protested-night-after-night-in-portland.html
In cities where police gassed protesters, investigation finds history of racial oppression and struggle to implement reforms
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/30/overpoliced-underprotected-american-cities-police-history
Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: March 2021 Update
In their latest analysis, researchers report on trends in violent, nonviolent, and drug crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting data through March 2021.
— Read on covid19.counciloncj.org/2021/05/21/impact-report-covid-19-and-crime-4/