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Ferguson Is Sued by U.S. Over ‘Pervasive’ Rights Violations

Ferguson Is Sued by U.S. Over ‘Pervasive’ Rights Violations

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson’s decision to reject the deal left the Justice Department […]

Police Reform Ideas Need More Review, Chiefs and Officers Say

Police Reform Ideas Need More Review, Chiefs and Officers Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading national groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers. The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank, unveiled its 30 new principles in […]

Poll: More White Americans Say Racism Should Be Confronted

Poll: More White Americans Say Racism Should Be Confronted

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More White Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.  The review, compiled by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in conjunction with the Northeastern University School of Journalism, concludes that a majority of […]

Racial Reconciliation Is Needed in U.S., U.N. Group Says

Racial Reconciliation Is Needed in U.S., U.N. Group Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said on Jan. 29.  The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its […]

Use of Force Tactics by Police Face Review by Agency Leaders

Use of Force Tactics by Police Face Review by Agency Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests. The changes include efforts in Dallas to train officers to de-escalate situations by moving backward during target practice and arming some with sponge projectiles rather than guns. In Camden, New Jersey, officers […]

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