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If Cops Don’t Wear Masks, Can They Enforce COVID Safety Rules?

Even in cities where mask-wearing in public is required, many police officers openly flout the rules. Some argue it’s a further manifestation of cops’ resentment over anti-police sentiments.  “It’s not a good time to ask police for anything,” says one ex-New York officer.

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Law Enforcement Played ‘Minimal Role’ in COVID-19 Enforcement: Study

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, police are unlikely to play a significant role in enforcing compliance with advisories warning against travel and limiting the number of people around the dinner table to curb the spread of COVID-19—if the results of a new survey on police enforcement of pandemic restrictions so far are any indication.

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Task Force Probes ‘New Approaches’ to Policing

The Council on Criminal Justice panel will evaluate two dozen commonly proposed reforms aimed at preventing police use of excessive force, reducing racial biases, increasing police accountability, and improving the relationship between law enforcement and the communities it serves.