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Police Discipline System ‘Broken,’ says Former Philly Chief

Charles Ramsey, who led police departments in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., found common ground with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on the need for police reform in a conversation Wednesday. “Too many cops…are on the job that should not be on the job,” Ramsey said.

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‘Wandering’ Cops Pose Risk to Communities: Study

Cops who are fired for misconduct are likely to repeat the same offense if they get a second law enforcement job, according to a Yale study. The risks to communities posed by these so-called “wandering officers” could be addressed with a reinforced national database of decertified officers, accompanied by stricter state record-keeping, say the study authors.

Couple Wanted For Murder Escape During Extradition

They are considered armed and dangerous, according to law enforcement officials, who urged the public to be vigilant and said they could have access to a cache of more than 100 firearms. The authorities said they escaped in Blanding, Utah, about 20 miles south of a county jail in Monticello, Utah, where the couple spent Sunday night.

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Is Graffiti Constitutionally Protected Free Speech?

While governments have worked for decades to rid graffiti from their communities, a Minnesota Law Review article argues that it’s a form of collective free speech that should be evaluated by local communities on a case-by-case basis.