Category: Rebuilding_Police

California city moves to replace police with unarmed civilians for traffic stops

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Berkeley city council members approve landmark reform measure aiming to fight racial profiling Rigel Robinson, of the Berkeley city council, is pushing the measure. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP The city of Berkeley is moving forward with a first-of-its kind proposal to replace police with unarmed civilians during traffic stops in an effort to curb racial profiling. ….  Read More

‘Insane’: Park ranger shoots unarmed man through his heart and then handcuffs his dead body (video)

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Recently released body camera video shows the final moments before an unarmed Colorado man was shot and killed by a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Tuesday that video from the March shooting has 26 seconds missing, leaving local prosecutors unsure whether to rule the use of force was justified. Authorities say ….  Read More

Marketing the Occupation

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THE POLICE EXCHANGES WITH U.S. officers are premised on Israel’s experiences with terrorism and its security forces’ handling of continued risks. But Israel’s record in carrying out its counterterror policies is checked with allegations of grave abuses. Founded amid a campaign of ethnic cleansing in 1948, Israel seized the West Bank and Gaza in 1967’s ….  Read More