After the gruesome video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police on May 25th, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota circulated online, national outcry ensued over the lack of charges brought against the offending officers. A new pandemic has ascended on 2020: a policing pandemic.

Lawmakers, activists, and young people across the country are calling for change and have sparked worldwide attention to the systemic issues that allow racial inequity and gross abuses of power to persist in 21st century policing.

NEWS & RESOURCES ON Police Brutality, Pandemic, and Policy

The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership


Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.

White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color

Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

The Demand is Still Defund the Police

Denial Is the Heartbeat of America

“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

denial is the heartbeat of america

The New Terrorism, Like The Old Terrorism

Jacob Blake Shooting: No Charges Against Officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin

What 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing

What Biden’s Win Means for the Future of Criminal Justice

Unmasked: Impacts of Pandemic Policing

Let’s Not Forget the FBI Found Law Enforcement Has a White Supremacist Problem

Justice Dept. targets Portland, New York and Seattle over protests

In Calling to Defund Police, Don’t Fixate on Costs of Police Settlements

In Calling to Defund Police, Don’t Fixate on Costs of Police Settlements

Nearly a half-century after Attica, little progress

Most sports leagues pause with second day of protests, some more unified than others

Police Chiefs Most Open to Reform Are the Ones Leaving

Same Story, Different Victims, but Now is the Time for a Different Aftermath

Record wave of deadly shootings hits US cities. More police aren’t the answer, activists say

Louisville May Become Latest City to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

Why Are Mayors Inviting Trump’s Federal Agents Into Their Cities?

Trump, Barr expand anti-crime surge to Chicago, Albuquerque

A ‘huge moment’ for police reform that could reshape Black communities for generations

A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons

Federal Officers Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab People In Portland, DHS Confirms

Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn’t Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said

What the Heck Are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland?

Poll: 63% of Americans Favor Eliminating Qualified Immunity for Police

Disability Rights Activists Take On Twin Pandemics of Racist Police Brutality & COVID-19

UN Committee stands with women and girls in global anti-racism protests

It’s not just policing that needs reform. Prisons need it, too.

let’s talk about “cop-aganda”…

The duty and burden of the black police officer

What Policing Costs: A Look at Spending in America’s Biggest Cities

COVID-19 Policing Project

Coalition Letter | Vote NO on the Motion to Proceed


Baldwin, Murray, Harris Lead Colleagues in Raising Concerns with Law Enforcement Tactics Increasing Spread of COVID-19 at Peaceful Protests

Turn police reform ideas into law and officers into guardians: 62 Obama-era US attorneys

Republicans’ police reform bill reads as though this is a brand-new issue

Protests Are Part of a Long-Standing Demand for Justice

Juneteenth Forum to Address COVID-19, Killing of Black People

Police union contracts shield bad cops from punishment. Here’s how to rein them in

Senate Republican Policing Bill Fails to Deliver Transformative Change

The successful closing of youth prisons shows a path to police reform

How is Face Recognition Surveillance Technology Racist?

The UN Should Establish a Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racism and Law Enforcement in the United States

What Defunding Police Departments Really Means For Black Communities

Racism in Criminal Justice System

Coalition Statement on Federal Divestment from Policing

Almost all police union chiefs are white men

America, This Is Your Chance

The History of American Police Oppression (Something to Consider When Debating De-funding)

Chair Bass, Senators Booker and Harris, and Chair Nadler Introduce the Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Defund the police? Here’s what that really means

Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Majority of Minneapolis City Council Pledges to Dismantle Police Department

The Story Behind Bill Barr’s Unmarked Federal Agents

Black Lawmakers, Advocates And Community Pushing For Police Reforms

It Really Is Different This Time

Police sign-on letter with concrete recommendations

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