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Cops and Kids: Setting Rules That Save Lives

Would anyone bring a 10-year old suffering from the flu to a doctor who had not been required to pass state-level medical boards? Two youth advocates wonder why there aren’t similar state agencies setting standards for police behavior with young people.

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A More Critical Media Boosts Police Reform, says Study

The mainstream press is less likely to favor authorities in cases of police misconduct, according to a study of how three newspapers reported on deadly use-of-force incidents. The shift in coverage is a key driver of debates over the future of policing, argues the forthcoming analysis in the Police Quarterly.

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How to Make Black Lives Matter

Five months before Michael Brown’s death, African-American students at his St. Louis high school gave one educator a striking lesson in the importance of empowering role models. The national debate since then continues to miss the point.