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‘You guys won’: Video shows a Seattle police officer telling a protester he’s leaving the department because he’s tired of the demonstrations

A video posted on Twitter on Saturday shows a Seattle police officer telling a protester that he’s leaving the department and suggesting he’s tired of anti-police demonstrations in the city. “I’m leaving. You guys won,” the unidentified officer says in the video, which was posted by a pro-Trump account. The […]
‘You guys won’: Video shows a Seattle police officer telling a protester he’s leaving the department because he’s tired of the demonstrations
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94% of Americans say it’s time for police reform

The killing of George Floyd, as well as President Trump’s recent decision to tear gas protestors for a photo opportunity in front of a church, has sparked public conversation on police reform. The overwhelming majority of Americans agree there needs to be at least some police reform in the US, […]
94% of Americans say it’s time for police reform
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Anyone can buy the same military-style gear worn by federal officers making secretive arrests in Portland

Videos filmed in Portland, Oregon, in recent days show protesters being detained and whisked into unmarked cars by what appear to be law-enforcement officers wearing military camouflage. The officers’ entire ensemble, down to their minivans, is readily available online, making it exceedingly difficult to discern legitimate authorities from provocateurs masquerading […]
Anyone can buy the same military-style gear worn by federal officers making secretive arrests in Portland
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Trump has stopped doing his job

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . QUOTE OF THE DAY “If you were to walk into any big-box store or any small corner gun store, you would see the shelves are bare, and they are bare because of demand,” – Marc […]
Trump has stopped doing his job
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‘Did you see me f— up those motherf—ers?’: Florida police officers, thinking they shut their body cameras off, deride protesters after shooting at them with rubber bullets

Body camera footage shows Fort Lauderdale police officers laughing after shooting at Black Lives Matter protesters with rubber bullets, the Miami Herald reported. Officers Zachary Baro and Jamie Chatman can be heard calling the protesters “f—ers,” with one officer saying, “Did you see me f— up those motherf—ers?” according to […]
‘Did you see me f— up those motherf—ers?’: Florida police officers, thinking they shut their body cameras off, deride protesters after shooting at them with rubber bullets
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Leaked documents show how police used social media to track George Floyd protesters

Leaked documents show how law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody. Police exchanged protesters’ Twitter handles, noted that protesters were sharing plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept […]
Leaked documents show how police used social media to track George Floyd protesters
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3 North Carolina police officers were fired after they were heard on camera making racist comments, including one threatening to ‘slaughter’ Black people in a new civil war

Three officers were fired from the Wilmington Police Department in North Carolina on Tuesday over racist comments captured on one of their in-car cameras. The former officers – James Gilmore, Jesse Moore II, and Kevin Piner – had all been on the force for more than two decades. The racist […]
3 North Carolina police officers were fired after they were heard on camera making racist comments, including one threatening to ‘slaughter’ Black people in a new civil war
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A police officer charged with assaulting Black youths has worked for 9 different police departments, collecting use-of-force incidents and complaints along the way

A New Jersey police officer who was recently charged with assaulting Black youths has worked for nine different police departments, collecting use-of-force incidents and complaints along the way. Camden County prosecutors said Officer Ryan Dubiel pepper-sprayed the youths “without provocation” on June 4. Records and interviews compiled by The New […]
A police officer charged with assaulting Black youths has worked for 9 different police departments, collecting use-of-force incidents and complaints along the way
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A Purdue student was expelled for racist remarks and posting a TikTok video pretending to run over Black Lives Matter protesters

Maxwell Lawrence, an incoming sophomore at Purdue University, was expelled after he sent racist remarks in group chats and posted a video pretending to run over Black Lives Matter protesters. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced the “immediate expulsion” of Lawrence on Tuesday, calling Lawrence’s conduct “completely and utterly unacceptable […]
A Purdue student was expelled for racist remarks and posting a TikTok video pretending to run over Black Lives Matter protesters
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One of the 3 Louisville police officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired. None of the officers have been arrested or charged with a crime.

One of three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department. On June 19, the city’s mayor announced that Brett Hankison would be fired. He was officially terminated on June 23. An official termination letter written by interim […]
One of the 3 Louisville police officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired. None of the officers have been arrested or charged with a crime.
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I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.

Dr. Stephen Danley is the graduate director of the MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University-Camden. He is a Camden resident, a Marshall Scholar, an Oxford and Penn graduate, and the author of “A Neighbourhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the […]
I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.
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Trump, who reversed Obama-era efforts to demilitarize police, now falsely says Obama ‘never even tried’ to reform policing

President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely said that former President Barack Obama “never even tried” to reform policing in the US. Trump actually rolled back Obama-era policing reforms, including an executive order aimed at demilitarizing law enforcement. Civil-liberties and human-rights groups condemned the move. The president’s executive order on policing, […]
Trump, who reversed Obama-era efforts to demilitarize police, now falsely says Obama ‘never even tried’ to reform policing
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‘Because I was white’ — Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian shares story of walking away from a police encounter in college after he was found drunk and high in his car

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian on Tuesday shared a story on Twitter about police letting him go in college after finding him passed out in his car while drunk and high. “Because I was white. I walked away + started Reddit, not jail time,” Ohanian tweeted. “I’m grateful for that police […]
‘Because I was white’ — Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian shares story of walking away from a police encounter in college after he was found drunk and high in his car
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Officers already get training to deal with biases they may not know they have, but there’s no evidence it actually works

The police killing of George Floyd has shined a spotlight on police practices and prompted conversations about reform. A common tactic for addressing racism at organisations is implicit-bias training, but studies have found that the program doesn’t change people’s behaviours. Today’s police departments were born out of slave patrols, so […]
Officers already get training to deal with biases they may not know they have, but there’s no evidence it actually works
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Vote to disband Minneapolis police lets city council members ‘pose as great reformers while doing absolutely nothing,’ police brutality research group says

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the police department. A police reform organisation that has researched police brutality in the area, and advocated for change, for decades is against the idea. The plan, the group’s vice president said, would take years […]
Vote to disband Minneapolis police lets city council members ‘pose as great reformers while doing absolutely nothing,’ police brutality research group says
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Buffalo Police Commissioner suspended a dispatcher who allegedly wrote a Facebook post that called for allowing police to ‘shoot to kill’ protesters

A Buffalo police dispatcher has been suspended for a “reprehensible social media post,” according to a statement from Police Commissioner Bryon Lockwood. Local NPR affiliate WBFO identified the dispatcher as Bob Marth. A screenshot of the post reads that police should “shoot to kill” protesters. Protesters were also compared to […]
Buffalo Police Commissioner suspended a dispatcher who allegedly wrote a Facebook post that called for allowing police to ‘shoot to kill’ protesters
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I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.

Keith E. Benson is the author of “Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising: Public Education and Urban Redevelopment in Camden, NJ” and the president of the Camden Education Association. Camden has recently received attention as an example of a city that disbanded its police force – it […]
I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.
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Are Biden’s poll numbers as strong as they look?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . Please take a moment to complete the following three-minute survey so that we can better deliver you Insider in your inbox. QUOTE OF THE DAY “State Patrol troopers strategically deflated tires” – Minnesota state police […]
Are Biden’s poll numbers as strong as they look?
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Experts explain what abolishing the police could actually look like

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, many activists are calling for police forces to be defunded and the money put toward healthcare, housing, and social services. Other groups, like MPD150 and 8toAbolition, are demanding the full abolition of the police. On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]
Experts explain what abolishing the police could actually look like
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New York prosecutors charged 2 Buffalo police officers with assault after video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground

Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday after they were seen shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, prosecutors said. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Saturday that Aaron Torglaski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32 pleaded not guilty […]
New York prosecutors charged 2 Buffalo police officers with assault after video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground
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The battle between the Minneapolis chief of police — who once sued the department for racial discrimination — and the city’s bombastic union leader is a showcase in how cops resist reform

Chief Medaria Arradondo, who leads the Minneapolis police department and is responsible for the officers involved in George Floyd’s death, once sued the city and the department, alleging racial discrimination. As the city’s first black police chief, Arradondo has attempted to introduce meaningful reform and lessen excessive force – but […]
The battle between the Minneapolis chief of police — who once sued the department for racial discrimination — and the city’s bombastic union leader is a showcase in how cops resist reform
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How much taxpayer money every state spends on police, in one map

Demonstrations and protests have called for police reform following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some Americans want police funding to be cut drastically. We took a look at how much taxpayer money state and local […]
How much taxpayer money every state spends on police, in one map