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.
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.
Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) will introduce legislation to block the plan and prohibit U.S. citizens from being forced to provide facial-recognition information. He said a data breach at Customs and Border Protection shows that Homeland Security can’t be trusted.
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.
Students ages 12 to 18 experienced 827,000 crime victimizations at school and 503,800 victimizations away from school in 2017, says a new report. That compared with 749,400 victimizations at school and 601,300 away from school the previous year.
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.