Another Consent Decree for Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has a new consent decree to follow, because apparently the last one wasn’t good enough. 

According to the article "Torn Apart by Misconduct -- Chicago Police Brutality Survivors Call for Strong Consent Decree" posted on The Medill News Service, the consent decree has been in the process for...

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November 1, 2018  Robin Kinderman
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Another Consent Decree for Chicago

Fifth graders hold the solution to police brutality in Baltimore?

Fifth graders in Baltimore may be the ticket to solving police brutality.

According to TheRealNews.com, a class of fifth graders has completed a “comprehensive research project on the unconstitutional and racist tactics used by Baltimore’s police department” and will be using their findings to come up with their own...

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December 18, 2017  Robin Kinderman
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Fifth graders hold the solution to police brutality in Baltimore?

Federal Programs Getting Rolled Back

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put a halt to federal involvement, and several police departments are not happy about it.

According to the article “Rollback of Federal Police Reform Program Riles Advocates”, the DOJ is switching gears – rather than focus on police-community relations, they’re focusing on gangs...

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September 24, 2017  Robin Kinderman
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Federal Programs Getting Rolled Back

Letter to Editor -- Consent Decrees Don’t Work

In a letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette titled “No Justice, No Police; Flawed Reforms Alienate Good Cops and Prolong a Crisis,” retired police officer Chuck Bosetti writes about the many issues with Consent Decrees and how Pittsburgh has been dealing with the “Ferguson Effect” since the first Decree took effect in...

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September 10, 2017  Robin Kinderman
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Letter to Editor -- Consent Decrees Don’t Work

Consent Decrees do not Equal Better Policing

The Baltimore, Maryland police department has joined Chicago under the thumb of a consent decree.

According to an article titled “Ignoring Police Violence” on the left-leaning, political web site prospect.org, investigations had shown that the police were intentionally discriminant against African-Americans and abused their...

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August 7, 2017  Robin Kinderman
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Consent Decrees do not Equal Better Policing