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Do Oakland Police Violate Human Rights Law?

The Oakland Police Department’s failure to make arrests in the murders of African Americans, as well as to provide support to family members without discrimination is arguably a violation of international human rights law, according to a University of California-Berkeley Law report.

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New Yorkers Turn Sour on Bail Reform

According to a new poll, support for New York’s recently passed law has dropped from 55 percent to 37 percent since April. That follows a storm of criticism from legislators, victim rights groups and others who say eliminating cash bail endangers public safety.

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Barr Names 18-Member Presidential Commission on Police

Phil Keith, director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, and Katharine Sullivan, who runs DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, will lead the Commission. Attorney General William Barr says the panel will fill “a need for a modern study of how law enforcement can best protect and serve American communities.”