The Misplaced Populist Opposition to Qualified-Immunity Reform
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Black N.Y. City Council Members Claim Progressive Calls to Defund Police ‘Have Overshadowed Our Fight’

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers form a line near City Hall in lower Manhattan, New York City, July 1, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) In the wake of calls to address racism and police brutality, some black and Latino lawmakers in New York and New Jersey are urging their colleagues to pump the brakes on proposals […]

Seattle Police Chief Resigns after City Council Votes to Cut Jobs, Pay
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Seattle Police Chief Resigns after City Council Votes to Cut Jobs, Pay

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best holds a news conference inside the CHOP area in front of the Seattle Police Department – East Precinct in Seattle, Wash., June 29, 2020. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters) Seattle police chief Carmen Best resigned on Monday evening after the city council voted to cut some funding to the police budget and eliminate […]

Police use of facial recognition ruled 'unlawful' by judges
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Police use of facial recognition ruled 'unlawful' by judges

Police use of automatic facial recognition technology did interfere with privacy and data protection laws, it has been ruled. Civil rights campaigner Ed Bridges, 37, pursued a legal challenge against South Wales Police arguing its use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) had caused him “distress”. He had his face scanned while he was Christmas shopping […]

Furious police break up 'coronavirus beach party' designed to spread disease
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Furious police break up 'coronavirus beach party' designed to spread disease

Spanish police officers have intercepted a brazen “ coronavirus party” where people deliberately aimed to spread the killer virus on a Tenerife beach. Officials on the holiday island say more than 60 people camping on the beach in an attempt to breach Covid-19 guidelines. Civil Guard officers and local police employed by La Orotava Town […]