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Will Authorities Crack Down on Illegal ‘Militias’?

Federal law, state constitutions, and criminal statutes in 29 states outlaw groups that engage in activities reserved for state agencies, including acting as law enforcement, training and drilling together, and making shows of force as armed groups at public gatherings. Hundreds of armed groups such as the Oath Keepers do exactly that.

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Teach Cops to Make Citizens ‘Believe They Count,’ Webinar Told

Researchers at a webinar session on mitigating racial disparities in the justice system endorsed the approaches of “procedural justice,” training on implicit bias and de-escalation of potentially violent incidents. Members of the public tend to get along with police officers who “treat them with dignity and respect,” said Yale law professor Tracey Meares.