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Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Mara H. Gottfried

28 November 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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When St. Paul police studied controversial cases in which officers used physical force, they found troubling examples that were products of the training given to officers. So they began training new and veteran office...

The Boston Globe

Dan Adams

28 November 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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In 2018, Massachusetts legislators passed a law allowing people with certain lower-level criminal records to seal the records or expunge convictions altogether. The law was meant to remove the burden that a criminal r...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

12 November 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque established a new city department, Albuquerque Community Safety, that handles some of the 200,000 calls to 911 every year for a range of low-level, non-violent problems that don't require a police response...

70 Million

Jenee Darden

1 November 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Until Oakland joins the list of cities sending counselors and social workers on emergency calls concerning mental health crises, a grassroots program called Mental Health First is diverting a small number of emergenci...

The Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

7 October 2021

Colorado, United States

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Fifteen months after Colorado became the first state to strip law enforcement officers of their legal immunity from civil lawsuits for misconduct on the job, one lawsuit has been filed over a notorious incident while ...

Belt Magazine

Randiah Green

7 October 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Programs like Motor City Match and Grown in Detroit help entrepreneurs launch Black-owned food businesses in Detroit. The businesses sell healthy foods in neighborhoods often lacking in nutritious options or in the in...

NBC News

Simone Weichselbaum

Emily R. Siegel

Andrew Blankstein

7 October 2021

Virginia, United States

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A new Virginia law restricts when the police can stop motorists, limiting the chances for inequitable law enforcement. Barred from stopping vehicles based on minor infractions like a broken taillight, police in the fi...

Prism

Umme Hoque

29 September 2021

California, United States

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A new California law makes universal mail-in voting permanent after it was temporarily adopted for the 2020 election in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Expansion of mail-in voting in 2020 resulted in higher vote...

Respekt

Tomáš Lindner

21 June 2015

Geisenhausen, Bavaria, Germany

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Česko odmítá uprchlické kvóty. Místní politici říkají, že společnost není na příchod a integraci utečenců připravená. Budují v lidech strach z toho, že migrace rozvátí zemi. Zcela odlišný obraz uprchlické krize nabízí...

The Eastern Door

Marisela Amador

Callie Giaccone

21 September 2021

Caledonia, Ontario, Canada

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"Land defenders" from the Six Nations blocked a planned housing development on contested land by swiftly moving to occupy the site, even after a police raid in which nine protesters were arrested. In place of the now-...

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Tony Plohetski

15 September 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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After years of inaction on police-reform measures, Austin city leaders raced to restructure and cut resources from the city's police department after the 2020 nationwide social-justice protests followed close on the h...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Patrick Sisson

13 September 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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The nationwide nonprofit Partners for Justice aids public defender offices and their clients, helping to close gaps that can turn into unfair outcomes in criminal cases and repeated failures guaranteeing incarceration...

Yes! Magazine

Ambika Chawla

9 September 2021

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Low-income communities of color have less access to nature, they experience "nature deprivation" at a rate three times higher than white people. Regular access to the outdoors improves respiratory health, physical fit...

Shareable

Aaron Fernando

7 September 2021

Eureka, California, United States

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In California, the Wiyot tribe and the city of Eureka are forming a Community Land Trust to return to their ancestral land to the Wayat tribe. The trust ensures the Wayat tribe keeps decision-making powers concerning ...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Williamson

5 September 2021

Whitefish, Montana, United States

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When a white nationalist leader sparked an antisemitic hate campaign in his vacation community to settle a personal grievance, the community rose up in unison to confront the hate and render it toothless. Everyone fro...

Bloomberg Businessweek

Fola Akinnibi

2 September 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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A 2002 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department made Cincinnati a model of police reform. After a series of controversial shootings of residents, police committed to a less harsh, more publicly accountable approach ...

Austin American-Statesman

Tony Plohetski

1 September 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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The 2020 protests over abusive policing nationwide led to Austin city leaders' decision to be the first major city to make major cuts in their police budget. But these early and rapid "defund-the-police" measures, cut...

The Independent

Richard Hall

29 July 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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Less than a year after Rochester experienced its own version of the George Floyd case, when a clash with police led to the death of Daniel Prude, a man in a mental health crisis, Rochester diverted money from the poli...

Granite State News Collaborative

Meg McIntyre

23 July 2021

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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A community-led program, Nashua Community Conversations on Race and Justice, has held numerous forums on policing and racial justice for more than five years. Racial justice activists say the effort, featuring breakou...

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L'Monique King

23 July 2021

United States

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Black communities across the country are working toward economic mobility by providing wraparound services to those in underserved areas. Food pantries, rent assistance, clothing, funds for transportation and medical ...

WSYM-TV

Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Walsh

6 July 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To boost diversity in its ranks as part of its outreach to improve community relations, the St. Paul Police Department created a two-year apprenticeship program that makes law enforcement careers more accessible by cl...

The Kansas City Beacon

Maria Benevento

2 July 2021

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Restorative discipline in classrooms is allowing students to focus on building relationships and repairing harm instead of suffering punishments. The practice prioritizes communication in an effort to emphasize commun...

The Washington Post

Rebecca Tan

16 June 2021

Montgomery County, Maryland, United States

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Montgomery County's longtime crisis response center illustrates the pitfalls of embracing a policing alternative without proper resources or thinking through the implications. The racial-justice protests of 2020 inspi...

Prism

Umme Hoque

16 June 2021

United States

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All over the country, students are using the internet to call out racism. Young people are publishing open letters, creating Change.org petitions and Google Docs “with lists of racist people in their classes, and usin...

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