Los Angeles City Council Approve Donation of LAPD Robot Dog Despite Intense Community Pushback
Los Angeles, CA—The Los Angeles City Council has voted to accept the donation of a Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog, despite public criticism and concerns over surveillance and harassment. After an hour of public comment over the issue from L.A constituents, the City Council voted 8-4 last week, to accept the high-tech gift in the form of a "Quadruped Unmanned Ground Vehicle.” The vote had been delayed for months by the City Council due to public backlash.
Rainn Wilson Hosts Evening for The Clara and James Gibson Foundation at Sofitel LA
On Wednesday, April 12, Rainn Wilson (The Office) hosted an evening at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills dedicated to advancing social justice and advocating for police reform in support of James Gibson and The Clara and James Gibson Foundation.
Louisville Police Department Accused of Unlawful Policing Practices, Including Sexual Misconduct and Domestic Violence
A recent investigation by the Department of Justice into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has revealed a pattern of unlawful policing practices, including sexual misconduct and domestic violence. The report, released on Wednesday, follows a year-long investigation into whether the LMPD engaged in unconstitutional conduct.
Experts Call for End to Police Making Minor Traffic Stops After Tragedies
In recent years, there has been a growing outcry against police officers' practice of making minor traffic stops that often escalate into major tragedies. This issue has gained more attention and scrutiny in 2023, as more and more incidents of police brutality, racial profiling, and unnecessary use of force have been captured on video and shared widely on social media.
Biden Demands Congress "Do Something" On Key Issue
United States President Joe Biden held his 2023 State of the Union Address from the United States capitol on Tuesday night, and one of the most interesting parts may have been the call he made to Congressional Republicans, as well as Congressional Democrats, to take action on police reform.
Biden and the Black Caucus agree on a course of action for police reform.
President Biden and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have come to an agreement on a path forward for police reform in the United States. The meeting, which took place on Wednesday at the White House, was attended by several members of the CBC and members of the Biden administration. The agreement comes after months of discussions and negotiations, as well as growing pressure from the public for the government to take action on police reform.
Vice President Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton give eulogies during Tyre Nichols' memorial ceremony in Memphis.
Tyre Nichols will be laid to rest in Memphis on Wednesday. His brutal arrest and subsequent death sparked a wave of sadness and fury. On January 10, Nichols passed away, three days after being assaulted by police during a traffic stop.
Opinion: Monmouth County Car Thefts Are A Sign Of Failed Crime Policy
Recently, police warned residents in Monmouth county to lock their cars. In recent weeks, police have sent out advisories to people in the county due to a massive spate of car thefts.
Aurora vows to continue police reforms, asks public to report misconduct
IntegrAssure CEO Jeff Schlanger is flanked by Reid Hettich and Omar Montgomery, who will lead a community advisory council..AuroraTV. (Denver, Colo.) Aurora's independent monitor asked residents to notify him about police misconduct during a town hall meeting.
Aurora Police Chief fired; acting chief named
City Manager Jim Twombly, left, and Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson attend a July 27 news conference.Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images. (Aurora, Colo.) Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly announced Wednesday he’d fired Police Chief Vanessa Wilson. Twombly said he made his decision because Wilson demonstrated a lack of urgency in resolving department issues including records management.
Advocates for unhoused, people of color quiz Denver monitor finalists
Protest engulfs Denver's downtown in summer 2020.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) Advocates for Denver's marginalized communities got a chance Thursday to question candidates for the city's police oversight chief job.
Denver revises gun law, allows gas masks at protests
Riots erupt in the streets of Denver.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council changed a gun bill Monday to allow items not considered weapons at protests. Language in a provision in Denver's initial ghost gun bill could have been interpreted to outlaw protective equipment at demonstrations.