Four people have been charged following an attempt to dismantle a prominent statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House, the Department of Justice said Saturday. Attorney General William Barr said rioters will not go unpunished for their crimes.
A top school safety official says recent proposals to get rid of school resource officers could lengthen the response time for an armed officer to prevent tragedies such as a school shooting.
Purging bad cops ought to ease the consciences of the responsible union members who cherish the respect the citizens owe them for good service. It would also preserve the reputation of law enforcement in the society that relies upon that profession for public order and safety.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer one month ago, activists across the nation are urging police departments to defund or even disarm. Two police departments in Vermont have responded differently to such demands.
The forum came a day after the Select Board adopted the fiscal year 2021 budget without making cuts to the police department or reallocating funds as requested by a large group of community members during a meeting held via videoconferencing software.
Developing best-practice guidelines, greater review of use-of-force tactics and incidents, a review of policies surrounding no-knock warrants in drug cases, and greater transparency about police misconduct inquiries are all ideas worth exploring in greater detail.
Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they approved of how their local police did their job, according to the Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Debate over police reform has been heating up in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Please remember that what happened in Minneapolis was the action of one bad person and should not be attributed to those police who are our family, friends, neighbors and protectors.
Almost two-thirds of Americans are against defunding law enforcement while 34% agree with the movement, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday.
At a press conference Friday, Gov. Phil Scott and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling both expressed no knowledge of protesters’ week-long establishment of a police-free, “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone” in Seattle, Washington.
A New York Police Department lieutenant apologized to fellow officers for taking a knee with George Floyd protesters in Manhattan, and the president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police said Thursday he will not tolerate officers kneeling with George Floyd protesters.