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 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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