Police

Police ‘Pretext’ Traffic Stops Need to End, Some Lawmakers Say
Police
Police ‘Pretext’ Traffic Stops Need to End, Some Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON — On a family vacation in Virginia in 2017, Democratic Maryland state Del. Charles E. Sydnor III was driving in the left lane on a nearly empty, unfamiliar highway when a state trooper pulled him over. Sydnor’s wife and... Read More

A Seattle Police Officer’s Extraordinary Pay Raises Questions Department Can’t Answer
In The States
A Seattle Police Officer’s Extraordinary Pay Raises Questions Department Can’t Answer

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Ron Willis was exceptionally busy in 2019 — so much so that he crammed the work of two years into just one. Willis, a 58-year-old patrol officer, made $414,543.06 last year — more than the... Read More

Gallup Poll: Most Black Americans Favor Major Policing Changes, Retaining Law Enforcement Presence
Police
Gallup Poll: Most Black Americans Favor Major Policing Changes, Retaining Law Enforcement Presence
2020-08-13 12:12:22
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – New data from the Gallup Center for Black Voices found 61% of Black Americans want the police presence to remain the same in their area. From June 23 through July 6, a Gallup Panel survey asked participants whether... Read More

Tear Gas Bans: A Policing Change Not Gaining Traction
Police
Tear Gas Bans: A Policing Change Not Gaining Traction

WASHINGTON — As legislators across the United States propose policing changes, one issue has been a sticking point: bans on police using tear gas against protesters. Dozens of law enforcement agencies have used forms of tear gas on protesters marching... Read More

Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland
Law Enforcement
Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have asked for internal investigations into the use of federal police by Attorney General William Barr and the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, Chad Wolf, to crack down on protests in Portland, Oregon, and... Read More

‘Everybody Down’: What Happened at the CHOP Shooting That Killed a Teenager and Led to the Area’s Shutdown?
Washington
‘Everybody Down’: What Happened at the CHOP Shooting That Killed a Teenager and Led to the Area’s Shutdown?

SEATTLE — Just before two teenagers were shot at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest in the early morning hours of June 29, the scene outside the closed Seattle police East Precinct was one of confused chaos. People ran. They yelled.... Read More

How Some Cities Are Shifting Resources and Responsibilities Away From Law Enforcement
Cities
How Some Cities Are Shifting Resources and Responsibilities Away From Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON — Every weekday morning, mental health clinician Carleigh Sailon turns on her police radio in downtown Denver and finds out who she can help next. She, along with a paramedic, jump in a repurposed city van, stripped of its... Read More

Police Ties to Ring Home Surveillance Comes Under Scrutiny
Police
Police Ties to Ring Home Surveillance Comes Under Scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Amid nationwide protests against police abuses against black people, some civil liberties advocates are calling for Amazon to stop its partnerships with law enforcement agencies through its Ring home surveillance cameras. “These camera registries will only serve to... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top