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Why Misuse of Police Power at Protests Undermines Respect for Law

In today’s combustible mass demonstrations, law enforcement officers should avoid falling prey to “weaponized rhetoric,” and only use force in response to escalating violence or to direct threats to public safety that couldn’t be averted through more peaceful methods, write two policing experts.

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Can Next-Generation Cops Spur Policing Reform?

As calls for major policing reform mount across the country, a new generation of young people heading for law enforcement careers — many of them Black and Brown — may lead the way. At schools like New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, students are pushing for mandatory anti-racism training and a mandatory course on alternatives to policing, such as social work.