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Minneapolis City Council members aim to 'dismantle' police department, 'rethink' public safety

Minneapolis City Council members aim to 'dismantle' police department, 'rethink' public safety

Several members of the Minneapolis City Council this week have expressed support for radical changes to how the city handles law enforcement, including a move [...] Read full article: Minneapolis City Council members aim to ...→

Minneapolis City Council members aim to 'dismantle' police department, 'rethink' public safety

Minneapolis City Council members aim to 'dismantle' police department, 'rethink' public safety

Several members of the Minneapolis City Council this week have expressed support for radical changes to how the city handles law enforcement, including a move [...] Read full article: Minneapolis City Council members aim to ...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...] Read full article: On Minneapolis' North Side, residents qu...→

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Councilors voted unanimously to ban the use of facial-recognition technology by police — technology the department currently doesn’t use anyway due [...] Read full article: Boston City Council votes to ban facial-...→

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Joey Rodolfo, the owner of a clothing store in Seattle, Wash., told “Fox & Friends” that he plans to move out of the state citing “no leadership” and a “social [...] Read full article: Seattle business owner says he plans to ...→

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

On Wednesday, the Boston City Council is set to vote on a revised budget that reallocates some police funds and helps the city as it faces a $65 million shortf [...] Read full article: Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budge...→

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union president in wa...→

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

A white Minnesota state senator and former sheriff downplayed racism and police violence in a news conference Tuesday on the topic of police reform — and promp [...] Read full article: MN senator says ‘racism is just a sideba...→

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis on Tuesday said they erroneously reported that one person had died when gunfire broke out in the city’s Uptown area. Read full article: Police update report on Minneapolis gunf...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Plus: coronavirus outbreak at Amazon’s Shakopee operation; Walker Art Center lays off part-time staff; Duluth faces dire budget situation; and more. Read full article: Minneapolis police union head interviewe...→

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds marched for more than three miles in the heat from the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to the State House on Beacon Hill, urging lawmakers not to direc [...] Read full article: Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding,...→

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

Even as the Minneapolis Police Department reels in the aftermath of its officers’ involvement in the killing of George Floyd, the department has been recruitin [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, looking for police recru...→

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead [...]

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead and seven others wounded, while five others were hit by vehicles at the scene.. [...] Read full article: Police say a shooting in North Carolina’...→

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

The St. Paul City Council will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a proposed raft of residential tenant protections that have drawn strong reaction [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council to move forward wi...→

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Several San Diego leaders including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and SDPD Chief David Nisleit will hold a news briefing Wednesday to discuss implementation of program [...] Read full article: Watch Live: City leaders to hold news br...→

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta City Council will hold a remote work session on the tree protection ordinance rewrite Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held remotel [...] Read full article: City Council will hold June 25 virtual w...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Members and supporters of a local NAACP chapter spoke before the Fort Worth city council members, listing their demands concerning police and community relatio [...] Read full article: Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Prese...→

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

One of the most fraught budget votes in years faces the city council on Wednesday, with the count still uncertain for the annual budget coming up for approval [...] Read full article: Boston City Council budget vote remains ...→

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

"Black Lives Matter, and we shouldn’t feel as though we need to compete with that message or undermine it." Read full article: Boston city councilor says pro-police ra...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Activists demanding racial justice and calling for police defunding temporarily took over a meeting of the Denver City Council. Read full article: Protesters take over Denver City Council...→

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis police confirmed Tuesday that no one was killed in the weekend shooting in the heart of Uptown that injured 12 people. Read full article: Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Ki...→

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders of the Minneapolis police union acknowledged Tuesday that bystander video of the police encounter with George Floyd was “horrific” b [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union says it’s been ...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Scores of activists stormed Denver City Council chambers Monday night demanding that their cries of frustration, anger and sorrow be heard and demanding that t [...] Read full article: Activists take over Denver City Council ...→

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

As Minneapolis tries to overhaul its police department in the wake of Floyd’s death, city leaders will collide with a pugnacious and powerful union that has lo [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police ...→

Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls for funding from City Council - amNewYork

A group of low-income recyclers is calling on City Council to include support for this coalition in the city's post-COVID-19 economic plan. Members of Read full article: Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

With many people still suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a package o [...] Read full article: Philly City Council Votes to Extend Evic...→

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday is expected to propose cutting $20 million from the city’s police department budget for the remainder of 2020 to offset [...] Read full article: Seattle moves to slash police budget by ...→

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

A local NAACP chapter presented a letter with a list of demands concerning police and community relations for Fort Worth city council members on Tuesday night. [...] Read full article: NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, P...→

Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union head blames "fa...→

Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police Reform Closer to November Ballot - Times of San Diego

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve two resolutions moving the city closer to placing the establishment of an independent Commissio [...] Read full article: Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police...→

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Minneapolis City Council members are responding to the recent uptick in violence amid a push to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. Read full article: Some Mpls. City Council Members Double D...→

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Philadelphia City Council debated reforms to policing, including a chokehold ban and requiring public input to police union contracts, at the same time police [...] Read full article: Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Cha...→

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on racketeering charges after a long-running corruption probe. Read full article: FBI charges member of LA City Council in...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

A data map shows the amount of gunfire reports in Minneapolis over the past 30 days is more than 1,600 and climbing. Read full article: 'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,...→

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Instead they want a civilian council of community members to have power and make decisions when it comes to police accountability. Read full article: Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minne...→

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

Crime dropped in Camden, but there’s more to the story, say advocates and longtime residents. Read full article: A New Jersey city disbanded its police f...→

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Major cities in the U.S. reported bloody weekends amid increased calls to defund and disband police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police c [...] Read full article: Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minn...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

With many people still suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a package o [...] Read full article: Philly City Council Votes to Extend Evic...→

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta City Council will hold a remote work session on the tree protection ordinance rewrite Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held remotel [...] Read full article: City Council will hold June 25 virtual w...→

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Councilors voted unanimously to ban the use of facial-recognition technology by police — technology the department currently doesn’t use anyway due [...] Read full article: Boston City Council votes to ban facial-...→

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday is expected to propose cutting $20 million from the city’s police department budget for the remainder of 2020 to offset [...] Read full article: Seattle moves to slash police budget by ...→

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

On Wednesday, the Boston City Council is set to vote on a revised budget that reallocates some police funds and helps the city as it faces a $65 million shortf [...] Read full article: Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budge...→

Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union head blames "fa...→

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

One of the most fraught budget votes in years faces the city council on Wednesday, with the count still uncertain for the annual budget coming up for approval [...] Read full article: Boston City Council budget vote remains ...→

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

A white Minnesota state senator and former sheriff downplayed racism and police violence in a news conference Tuesday on the topic of police reform — and promp [...] Read full article: MN senator says ‘racism is just a sideba...→

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Minneapolis City Council members are responding to the recent uptick in violence amid a push to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. Read full article: Some Mpls. City Council Members Double D...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on racketeering charges after a long-running corruption probe. Read full article: FBI charges member of LA City Council in...→

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis police confirmed Tuesday that no one was killed in the weekend shooting in the heart of Uptown that injured 12 people. Read full article: Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Ki...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

A data map shows the amount of gunfire reports in Minneapolis over the past 30 days is more than 1,600 and climbing. Read full article: 'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,...→

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

As Minneapolis tries to overhaul its police department in the wake of Floyd’s death, city leaders will collide with a pugnacious and powerful union that has lo [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police ...→

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

Even as the Minneapolis Police Department reels in the aftermath of its officers’ involvement in the killing of George Floyd, the department has been recruitin [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, looking for police recru...→

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

Crime dropped in Camden, but there’s more to the story, say advocates and longtime residents. Read full article: A New Jersey city disbanded its police f...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

The St. Paul City Council will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a proposed raft of residential tenant protections that have drawn strong reaction [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council to move forward wi...→

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Several San Diego leaders including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and SDPD Chief David Nisleit will hold a news briefing Wednesday to discuss implementation of program [...] Read full article: Watch Live: City leaders to hold news br...→

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...] Read full article: On Minneapolis' North Side, residents qu...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Joey Rodolfo, the owner of a clothing store in Seattle, Wash., told “Fox & Friends” that he plans to move out of the state citing “no leadership” and a “social [...] Read full article: Seattle business owner says he plans to ...→

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

A local NAACP chapter presented a letter with a list of demands concerning police and community relations for Fort Worth city council members on Tuesday night. [...] Read full article: NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, P...→

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Members and supporters of a local NAACP chapter spoke before the Fort Worth city council members, listing their demands concerning police and community relatio [...] Read full article: Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Prese...→

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union president in wa...→

Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police Reform Closer to November Ballot - Times of San Diego

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve two resolutions moving the city closer to placing the establishment of an independent Commissio [...] Read full article: Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police...→

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

"Black Lives Matter, and we shouldn’t feel as though we need to compete with that message or undermine it." Read full article: Boston city councilor says pro-police ra...→

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis on Tuesday said they erroneously reported that one person had died when gunfire broke out in the city’s Uptown area. Read full article: Police update report on Minneapolis gunf...→

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Philadelphia City Council debated reforms to policing, including a chokehold ban and requiring public input to police union contracts, at the same time police [...] Read full article: Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Cha...→

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Activists demanding racial justice and calling for police defunding temporarily took over a meeting of the Denver City Council. Read full article: Protesters take over Denver City Council...→

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Plus: coronavirus outbreak at Amazon’s Shakopee operation; Walker Art Center lays off part-time staff; Duluth faces dire budget situation; and more. Read full article: Minneapolis police union head interviewe...→

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders of the Minneapolis police union acknowledged Tuesday that bystander video of the police encounter with George Floyd was “horrific” b [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union says it’s been ...→

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Scores of activists stormed Denver City Council chambers Monday night demanding that their cries of frustration, anger and sorrow be heard and demanding that t [...] Read full article: Activists take over Denver City Council ...→

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds marched for more than three miles in the heat from the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to the State House on Beacon Hill, urging lawmakers not to direc [...] Read full article: Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding,...→

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Instead they want a civilian council of community members to have power and make decisions when it comes to police accountability. Read full article: Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minne...→

Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls for funding from City Council - amNewYork

A group of low-income recyclers is calling on City Council to include support for this coalition in the city's post-COVID-19 economic plan. Members of Read full article: Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls...→

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead [...]

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead and seven others wounded, while five others were hit by vehicles at the scene.. [...] Read full article: Police say a shooting in North Carolina’...→

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Major cities in the U.S. reported bloody weekends amid increased calls to defund and disband police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police c [...] Read full article: Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minn...→

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passes budget in tight vote

Boston City Council passed Mayor Marty Walsh’s annual budget on Wednesday in an unusually tight vote as councilors weighed continued pushes for police reform, [...] Read full article: Boston City Council passes budget in tig...→

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Watch Live: City leaders to hold news briefing on new police de-escalation programs

Several San Diego leaders including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and SDPD Chief David Nisleit will hold a news briefing Wednesday to discuss implementation of program [...] Read full article: Watch Live: City leaders to hold news br...→

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

Philly City Council Votes to Extend Eviction Ban as Part of Emergency Aid for Renters

With many people still suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a package o [...] Read full article: Philly City Council Votes to Extend Evic...→

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...] Read full article: On Minneapolis' North Side, residents qu...→

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

City Council will hold June 25 virtual work session on tree protection ordinance - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta City Council will hold a remote work session on the tree protection ordinance rewrite Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held remotel [...] Read full article: City Council will hold June 25 virtual w...→

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Council votes to ban facial-recognition technology

Boston City Councilors voted unanimously to ban the use of facial-recognition technology by police — technology the department currently doesn’t use anyway due [...] Read full article: Boston City Council votes to ban facial-...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses as officials vow to dismantle CHOP

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday is expected to propose cutting $20 million from the city’s police department budget for the remainder of 2020 to offset [...] Read full article: Seattle moves to slash police budget by ...→

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and 'socialist' city council

Joey Rodolfo, the owner of a clothing store in Seattle, Wash., told “Fox & Friends” that he plans to move out of the state citing “no leadership” and a “social [...] Read full article: Seattle business owner says he plans to ...→

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, Presents List Of Demands To Fort Worth City Council, '

A local NAACP chapter presented a letter with a list of demands concerning police and community relations for Fort Worth city council members on Tuesday night. [...] Read full article: NAACP Demands 'Real Change And Action, P...→

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budget

On Wednesday, the Boston City Council is set to vote on a revised budget that reallocates some police funds and helps the city as it faces a $65 million shortf [...] Read full article: Boston City Council Set To Vote On Budge...→

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Present Demands to City Council on Police-Community Relations

Members and supporters of a local NAACP chapter spoke before the Fort Worth city council members, listing their demands concerning police and community relatio [...] Read full article: Fort Worth NAACP, Community Groups Prese...→

Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union head blames "fa...→

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union president in wa...→

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

Boston City Council budget vote remains uncertain before Wednesday’s meeting

One of the most fraught budget votes in years faces the city council on Wednesday, with the count still uncertain for the annual budget coming up for approval [...] Read full article: Boston City Council budget vote remains ...→

Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police Reform Closer to November Ballot - Times of San Diego

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve two resolutions moving the city closer to placing the establishment of an independent Commissio [...] Read full article: Council Passes Resolutions Moving Police...→

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

MN senator says ‘racism is just a sidebar’ in Minneapolis police scrutiny. Black senator: That’s ‘insulting.’

A white Minnesota state senator and former sheriff downplayed racism and police violence in a news conference Tuesday on the topic of police reform — and promp [...] Read full article: MN senator says ‘racism is just a sideba...→

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

Boston city councilor says pro-police rally in West Roxbury was ‘wrong approach’

"Black Lives Matter, and we shouldn’t feel as though we need to compete with that message or undermine it." Read full article: Boston city councilor says pro-police ra...→

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In Violence

Some Minneapolis City Council members are responding to the recent uptick in violence amid a push to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. Read full article: Some Mpls. City Council Members Double D...→

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

Police update report on Minneapolis gunfire, say none killed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis on Tuesday said they erroneously reported that one person had died when gunfire broke out in the city’s Uptown area. Read full article: Police update report on Minneapolis gunf...→

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

LA City Council, County Board Of Supervisors Approve Millions In Rent Relief Funds

Both the Los Angeles County’s supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council have approved millions in rent relief. Read full article: LA City Council, County Board Of Supervi...→

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Changes Debated By City Council

Philadelphia City Council debated reforms to policing, including a chokehold ban and requiring public input to police union contracts, at the same time police [...] Read full article: Chokehold Ban, Police Union Contract Cha...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Protesters take over Denver City Council meeting

Activists demanding racial justice and calling for police defunding temporarily took over a meeting of the Denver City Council. Read full article: Protesters take over Denver City Council...→

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

FBI charges member of LA City Council in corruption probe

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on racketeering charges after a long-running corruption probe. Read full article: FBI charges member of LA City Council in...→

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Minneapolis police union head interviewed on CBS This Morning | MinnPost

Plus: coronavirus outbreak at Amazon’s Shakopee operation; Walker Art Center lays off part-time staff; Duluth faces dire budget situation; and more. Read full article: Minneapolis police union head interviewe...→

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Killed In Uptown Shooting Over The Weekend

Minneapolis police confirmed Tuesday that no one was killed in the weekend shooting in the heart of Uptown that injured 12 people. Read full article: Minneapolis Police Confirm No One Was Ki...→

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

Minneapolis police union says it’s been ‘scapegoated’ after George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders of the Minneapolis police union acknowledged Tuesday that bystander video of the police encounter with George Floyd was “horrific” b [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police union says it’s been ...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Activists take over Denver City Council meeting, demand to defund the police

Scores of activists stormed Denver City Council chambers Monday night demanding that their cries of frustration, anger and sorrow be heard and demanding that t [...] Read full article: Activists take over Denver City Council ...→

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days

A data map shows the amount of gunfire reports in Minneapolis over the past 30 days is more than 1,600 and climbing. Read full article: 'It's Just Stupid': Police Data Shows 1,...→

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding, While Boston City Councilors Debate Budget

Hundreds marched for more than three miles in the heat from the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to the State House on Beacon Hill, urging lawmakers not to direc [...] Read full article: Hundreds March To Divert Police Funding,...→

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police Department Means Taking On Police Union

As Minneapolis tries to overhaul its police department in the wake of Floyd’s death, city leaders will collide with a pugnacious and powerful union that has lo [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, Talk Of Changing Police ...→

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minneapolis Foundation To Address Police Reform

Instead they want a civilian council of community members to have power and make decisions when it comes to police accountability. Read full article: Civil Rights Leaders Against Using Minne...→

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

In Minneapolis, looking for police recruits who can resist ‘warrior culture’

Even as the Minneapolis Police Department reels in the aftermath of its officers’ involvement in the killing of George Floyd, the department has been recruitin [...] Read full article: In Minneapolis, looking for police recru...→

Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls for funding from City Council - amNewYork

A group of low-income recyclers is calling on City Council to include support for this coalition in the city's post-COVID-19 economic plan. Members of Read full article: Brooklyn-based recycling coalition calls...→

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

A New Jersey city disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next

Crime dropped in Camden, but there’s more to the story, say advocates and longtime residents. Read full article: A New Jersey city disbanded its police f...→

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead [...]

Police say a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city has left two people dead and seven others wounded, while five others were hit by vehicles at the scene.. [...] Read full article: Police say a shooting in North Carolina’...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

Major cities in the U.S. reported bloody weekends amid increased calls to defund and disband police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police c [...] Read full article: Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minn...→

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

St. Paul City Council to move forward with residential tenant protections

The St. Paul City Council will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a proposed raft of residential tenant protections that have drawn strong reaction [...] Read full article: St. Paul City Council to move forward wi...→