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Placing “Limits” on Police Use of Military Equipment

Reuters reports that President Obama has issued new regulations limiting police departments’ access to military equipment (see also: New York Times, Washington Post & NPR).  The limitations will affect the availability of … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ferguson Police Department – Full Report

Full report of investigation into the Ferguson Police Department – shows racial inequalities across almost every indicator of policing, from warrants to stops and arrests and the use of excessive … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

More on the role played by police unions

Two articles, by the Washington Post and Politico, respectively, further reveal the damaging influence of state and national police unions. Union leaders and representatives consistently spread misinformation designed to fuel … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Police Unions Crushed Accountability in Baltimore

Lee Fang, from The Intercept, reports that police unions in Maryland have defeated all reform bills proposed by the legislature, and describes the state as having “extraordinarily cop-friendly laws.” The Baltimore Fraternal Order … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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