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Last Chance to Keep America

  Amid protests over racial injustice spurred by the killing of George Floyd by police in May, the concept of community policing is getting a new look as lawmakers, reform advocates and some law enforcement consider whether it could help promote systemic changes in policing. In a June column for USA Today, former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden discussed his proposal for a $300 million investment in community policing initiatives aimed at “getting cops out of their cruisers and building relationships with the people and the communities they are there to serve and pro ...

  When the Dallas City Council votes this afternoon on the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, it will consider giving the police department an additional $8 million over what the department spent this year. The Council will also vote on nearly $30 million of infrastructure improvements, expanded mental health services, housing, and employment programs that the city manager has said were prioritized after protesters spent months marching through the streets after the killing of George Floyd. For many activists, this budget doesn’t go far enough. They want millions taken from the p ...

Earlier today, “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin made an appearance in a video posted on the University’s social media, in which she urged students to refrain from large gatherings and observe public health protocols. In an email to The Daily Princetonian, Baskin said the University paid a fee for her cameo, “whatever [the standard fee] was at the time.” Though she said she does not recall the exact fee, she speculated it was “probably” $299.00, a figure that corresponds to her publicly listed Cameo fee. Campus Life and ODUS are proud to launch the #PrincetonPromise. No matter ...

  Colorado senators work as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in the State Capitol, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The need for studious, thoughtful and persistent representatives in the legislature hasn’t been this keen for generations. And your vote for who will guide Colorado through the pandemic crisis, and back out, matters greatly. Colorado lawmakers must decide not only how to keep public education, roads and public safety intact, but legislators must also look beyond the day when our lives are guided by where and when to wear a mask. N ...

  When George Gascón was a young boy in Cuba growing up under Fidel Castro’s regime, he witnessed a litany of injustices that influenced his view of authority. On one occasion, he recalled, the police swept into his neighborhood unannounced and arrested a man who lived across the street. “I remember this man being taken out in handcuffs, and he never came back,” Gascón recounted in a recent interview with Jewish Insider. “We learned several months later that he was executed.” “I grew up in a system where the police were everywhere,” Gascón added, an experience that imbued in him a s ...

Colorado senators work as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in the State Capitol, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The need for studious, thoughtful and persistent representatives in the legislature hasn’t been this keen for generations. And your vote for who will guide Colorado through the pandemic crisis, and back out, matters greatly. Colorado lawmakers must decide not only how to keep public education, roads and public safety intact, but legislators must also look beyond the day when our lives are guided by where and when to wear a mask. Next ye ...

Two of the three open seats for the Carson City Board of Supervisors were filled after the primary election, but the remaining seat has a tight three-way primary race with a Carson City School District trustee facing off against a retired diesel mechanic who thinks the board needs a new perspective. Because of a rule that a candidate who receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary claims the nonpartisan seat, Lori Bagwell was elected mayor with 50.3 percent of the vote at the end of the primary count, and Lisa Schuette was elected Ward 4 supervisor with 65.4 percent. The names ...

  Note: Councilmember Juarez did not appear via video and spoke only during votes in Tuesday’s session The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of a 2020 budget rebalancing package that marked the immediate start of funding reductions for the police department with cuts of the salaries of 100 officers and the elimination of the Navigation Team that clears homeless encampments. Going into the meeting, the council appeared likely to instead pass what it considered a compromise with the mayor’s office that scaled back the already modest reductions ...

When George Gascón was a young boy in Cuba growing up under Fidel Castro’s regime, he witnessed a litany of injustices that influenced his view of authority. On one occasion, he recalled, the police swept into his neighborhood unannounced and arrested a man who lived across the street. “I remember this man being taken out in handcuffs, and he never came back,” Gascón recounted in a recent interview with Jewish Insider. “We learned several months later that he was executed.” “I grew up in a system where the police were everywhere,” Gascón added, an experience that imbued in him a strong and ear ...

When the Dallas City Council votes this afternoon on the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, it will consider giving the police department an additional $8 million over what the department spent this year. The Council will also vote on nearly $30 million of infrastructure improvements, expanded mental health services, housing, and employment programs that the city manager has said were prioritized after protesters spent months marching through the streets after the killing of George Floyd. For many activists, this budget doesn’t go far enough. They want millions taken from the police depart ...

By Michele Karlsberg– Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press), edited by Adrian Shanker, is considered to be the first book of the new decade that is a must have. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed conversations of health equity back at the forefront of our lives. The emergence of a new virus that quickly swept the world and has taken more than 189,000 American lives as of this writing has caused many of us to think about the importance of accessing healthcare when we need it. The release of the critically-acclaimed new anthology is therefore timely. This book include ...

Earlier today, “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin made an appearance in a video posted on the University’s social media, in which she urged students to refrain from large gatherings and observe public health protocols. In an email to The Daily Princetonian, Baskin said the University paid a fee for her cameo, “whatever [the standard fee] was at the time.” Though she said she does not recall the exact fee, she speculated it was “probably” $299.00, a figure that corresponds to her publicly listed Cameo fee. View this post on Instagram Campus Life and ODUS are proud to la ...

Amid protests over racial injustice spurred by the killing of George Floyd by police in May, the concept of community policing is getting a new look as lawmakers, reform advocates and some law enforcement consider whether it could help promote systemic changes in policing. In a June column for USA Today, former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden discussed his proposal for a $300 million investment in community policing initiatives aimed at “getting cops out of their cruisers and building relationships with the people and the communities they are there to serve and protect.” That ...