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Policing in America

NPR Throughline

Black Americans being victimized and killed by the police is an epidemic. As the trial of Derek Chauvin plays out, it’s a truth and a trauma many people in the US and around the world are again witnessing first hand. But this tension between African American communities and the police has existed for centuries. This week, the origins of policing in the United States and how those origins put violent control of Black Americans at the heart of the system.

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The Long Hot Summer

NPR Throughline

Starting in 1965, summer after summer, America’s cities burned. There was civil unrest in more than 150 cities across the country. So in 1967, Lyndon Johnson appointed a commission to diagnose the root causes of the problem and to suggest solutions. What the so called “Kerner Commission” returned with was hotly anticipated and shocking to many Americans. This week, how that report and the reaction to it continues to shape American life.

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A Tradition of Violence: The History of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Knock LA

An extensive investigation by Cerise Castle into more than five decades of abuse, terror, and murder carried out by gangs within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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NYPD “Goon Squad” Manual Teaches Officers to Violate Protesters’ Rights

The Intercept

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. This detailed report explores the background and function of the SRG, shares the SRG guidebook, explains its role in the 2020 protests, and ends with a look at accountability efforts.

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What Will It Take to End Police Violence? Recommendations for Reform

Communities United Against Police Brutality

May 25, 2020 was a both a personal tragedy for the Floyd family and a community tragedy. But it was also a watershed moment locally and nationally in people’s understanding of police violence, the racism and classism that underpins it, and the systems that enable it. This document seeks to provide specific recommendations for addressing police brutality, misconduct and abuse of authority in the state of Minnesota. Many of these recommendations are not new—our organization has presented them many times over the years. Prior failures by leaders at the city, county and state level to adopt these evidence-based solutions are what brought us to this place.

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Paliques Policiales

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Police Paliques is a periodic series with which we provide citizens with a brief, accessible and rigorous analysis of a single, very specific aspect of police violence. The first Palique is about the intimidation practice that the Puerto Rico Police has used by using an excessive number of agents to intervene with individuals during curfew interventions in the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis arises from the data collected in our ‘Evidence of Violence’ project, which documents, accounts and denounces violent, excessive or discriminatory interventions by the Puerto Rico Police, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the curfew that has already been extended for 7 months. The second one is about the use of threats to intervene with citizens during the pandemic and the third one is about the Police Bureau’s use of the category “passion crime” to report domestic violence crimes.

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#SayHerName YouTube Playlist

African American Policy Forum

YouTube has partnered with AAPF and Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw to elevate the stories of Black women, girls, and femmes who have been stolen by state-sanctioned violence and racial injustice. Know their names. Hear their stories. We stand in solidarity against violence toward Black women and girls.

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The Full Disclosure Project

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Full Disclosure Project aims to disrupt the culture of secrecy that systematically and pervasively shields law enforcement misconduct by changing police secrecy laws and empowering the defense community to track police misconduct.

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Defund + Demilitarize NOPD (New Orleans)

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

For decades, New Orleans has disinvested in social services, often leaving us ranked last in indicators of health, wealth, housing, and education. In the wake of national Black Lives Matter protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, OPPRC mobilized community members to defund the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and reinvest in the community. This resource lists accomplishments and further resources related to this work.

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