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Police Reform

The Murder Spike of 2020: When Police Pull Back [Video]

Last years unprecedented rise in killings was the result of treating policing as a problem to be solved rather than an essential part of public order.

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Biden Seeks to Confront Crime While Supporting Police Reform [Video]

A meeting with mayors and police chiefs was meant to show that the president is aggressively confronting gun violence. But he also risks alienating liberals pushing for criminal justice reform. WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Monday that Americans owed law enforcement and community leaders “big time” as he met with mayors and police chiefs from some of the nation’s largest cities, sending a clear signal to progressives in his party and Republican critics that he would crack down on crime. In a meeting at the White House, Mr. Biden urged the local officials to invest in police departments and establish community-based programs that could help rebuild trust between people of color and law enforcement.“We know when we utilize trusted community members and encourage more community policing, we can intervene before the violence erupts,” Mr. Biden said. The president and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, who also attended the meeting, have “been at this a long time,” Mr. Biden said. “A long time. Most of my career has been on this issue.”For Mr. Biden, the meeting was part of an increasingly urgent effort by the White House to demonstrate that the president is aggressively confronting gun violence as homicides rise in cities across the country and Republicans accuse his administration of being soft on crime. The president has called on Congress to pass measures that would close background-check loopholes, restrict assault weapons and repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from lawsuits, but his call for a bipartisan gun control effort is stalled. Last month, Mr. Biden called on states and local governments to use money from the American Rescue Plan to hire more police officers and beef up enforcement. But the get-tough language is tricky for Mr. Biden, who risks alienating liberals in Congress and voters who are pushing for criminal justice reform after police killings of Black people last year. Some of the most vocal Democrats in Congress continue to demand that lawmakers defund police departments that employ racist tactics and instead invest in education, mental health or other social services. Among those at Monday’s meeting was Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president who won the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor in part by making public safety a centerpiece of his campaign. By inviting Mr. Adams, who is heavily favored to win the general election in November, Mr. Biden is showing a desire to strike the same balance that Mr. Adams, a former New York City police captain, did in the primary — satisfying liberals on reform efforts but also demonstrating that he will do something about what the president called the “first responsibility of democracy: to keep each other safe.”Mr. Biden’s plan, which he reiterated on Monday, includes urging communities to use $350 billion in funds from his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package to surge hiring at departments as well as support more community-focused organizations.All data is taken from the source: http://nytimes.comArticle Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/us/politics/biden-crime-police-reform.html#biden #newscbs #newsyearseve #newsstudiobackground#newsreporterdancing #news360 #

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Court Watch

Derek Chauvin case Community impact statements sought ahead of sentencing [Video]

Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced Friday (Minnesota Department of Corrections)A community impact statement is essentially a description submitted by people who claim they were adversely affected by a specific crime. On the form, respondents are asked how “Mr. Chauvin’s offenses have had a social or economic impact on your life, family, community, etc.””It is not common to facilitate the submission of community-impact statements in this way, but this is not a common case,” a spokesman for Ellison’s office told FOX 9 of Minneapolis. In April, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter after video showed him with his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. Three other former Minneapolis police officers await trial in connection with the case. Ellison, 57, a former Minnesota state lawmaker and congressman who has been the state’s attorney general since January 2019, led the prosecution during the trial.All data is taken from the source: http://foxnews.comArticle Link: https://www.foxnews.com/us/derek-chauvin-community-impact-statements-sentencing#impact #newspak #newsday #newszoo #upnewstoday #newsgraphics #

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Police Reform

Santa Monica police union discusses lessons learned from 2020 unrest [Video]

Members of the Santa Monica police union discussed where the city is at now and how they could be a part of police reform.Subscribe to FOX 11 Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfF8wFnipMeDpJf8OmMxDg?sub_confirmation=1Watch FOX 11 Los Angeles Live: https://www.foxla.com/liveFOX 11 delivers breaking news, live events, undercover investigations, police chases, true crime files, business news, celebrities and entertainment on Good Day LA (GDLA) and local stories from Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and across the nation.Watch more FOX 11 on YouTube:Police Chases: https://bit.ly/3t2xQqcFunny Moments: https://bit.ly/3cbbFXXCelebrity Interviews: https://bit.ly/38kakg8Archives: https://bit.ly/30qtxsoDownload the FOX 11 News app: https://www.foxla.com/appsDownload the FOX 11 Weather app: https://www.foxla.com/appsFollow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fox11la/Follow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/foxla/Follow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxla/Subscribe to the FOX 11 newsletter: https://www.foxla.com/email

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Police Reform

Quebec police reform recommendations welcomed by chiefs [Video]

Quebec’s police chiefs say they believe reducing the number of forces in the province is a good way to better respond to the needs of the population.