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Jun 17

COMMENTARY: A Path to Reparations for the War on Drugs

By: Lawrence Grandpre | June 17. 2020 Imagine being stuck in jail in the middle of a global pandemic for selling something now considered an “essential product.” The racialized War on Drugs is making this scenario a reality in prisons and jails across America. With the rise of COVID-19, prisons now serve as petri dishes […]

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Jun 16

VIDEO: Moving from Protest to Policy after the nationwide demonstrations (6.16.2020)

Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle responds to recent comments from Donald Trump in regards to law enforcement accountability. ————————— 6.16.20 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Trump signs executive order on policing; #DreasjonReed’s family files wrongful death suit against Indianapolis, IMPD; Another man has been found hanging in Houston; Anti-police brutality protests continue, […]

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Jun 04

NEWS: Maryland lawmakers make renewed push for police accountability reforms

Pamela Wood | June 4, 2020 Heeding the calls of protesters from Baltimore to Minneapolis and beyond, leading Maryland lawmakers are pledging to push for reforms to policing practices. A top-ranking state senator is proposing a sweeping set of reforms, including banning violent police tactics, making disciplinary records public and ending the purchase of military equipment […]

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May 01

PRESS: Baltimore Police Launch Surveillance Plane Pilot Program

Pat Warren | May 1, 2020 The Baltimore Police Department’s controversial surveillance plane pilot program launched Friday. The Aerial Investigation Plane system will provide surveillance of 90 percent of the city over a maximum period of 180 days, focusing on murders, non-fatal shootings, armed robberies and car-jackings. Three planes will fly over the city as […]

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