Reading Time: 3 minutes From beginning to end, the Republican speakers at last night’s convention painted a vivid picture of a Democratic Party policy vision that doesn’t exist, claiming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading his party in demanding police budgets be drained like a cold bathtub.
Reading Time: 16 minutes On one end of the spectrum stand abolitionists, who want to “delegitimize the police.” These activists demand an entirely new public safety system based on social and economic equity, bolstered by a network of nonviolent emergency responders.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Police unions are uniquely powerful, as Rafi Schwartz explained for Mic, which makes them a daunting hurdle on the path to reform. They are able to lobby mayors, city council members, county commissioners, and members of police oversight boards to define their own terms of employment and standards of police practice.
Some California Legislators Do the Unthinkable – They Openly Propose the Only Real Solution for Police Reform
Reading Time: 4 minutes A few California legislators are painting targets on their backs by doing what should be done in every state. They are suggesting Use of Deadly Force Laws in the US should meet international standard. They are talking about it publicly, in front of cameras.
This is a watershed moment – and we should all be paying attention.
They are suggesting if there was another option available to you, even if you’re afraid, you cannot resort to “shoot first, ask questions later policing”.