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
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