Philadelphia agreed to end stop-and-frisk policing in 2011 under a federal consent decree. In 2022, some people have advocated bringing it back to stem record gun violence. Read the statement of three city council members who object.
One recent example: A jury in Texas acquitted a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man as he walked away, according to the Texas Rangers who arrested the officer.
Joe Morrow, a Black customer, was accused of fraud while trying to cash his paycheck at US Bank in Minneapolis. The manager called the police, who handcuffed Morrow. They later informed him that his anger had "made him look guilty." Read the story at the Spokesman Recorder.
Camden, New Jersey, disbanded its corrupt police force in 2012. The aims were to reduce crime and help residents feel safer. It worked. Read the story on CNN.
The police in Texas are required to collect data on the race of the people they stop--a key to knowing what needs to change to prevent profiling--but they're falling short, according to investigative journalists. Learn more from KXAN, the NBC affiliate in Austin.
Governor Tim Walz is asking state legislators to let the attorney general oversee investigations of officer-involved deaths, improve police oversight and disciplinary procedures, and fund community groups to improve public safety.