policing

Washington State’s $125 Million Drug War Restitution Plan Is Only a Start

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) wants to invest $125 million each year, funded by cannabis tax revenue, into communities most…

February 11, 2022

CA Bill to Decriminalize “Loitering” Spotlights Cops-Turned-Politicians

A 2019 explainer from CalMatters on the difficulties of police reform in Sacramento explained that “at least four legislators are…

February 7, 2022

One Year on, Oregon Drug Decriminalization Is Boosting Harm Reduction and Housing

February 1 marks the one-year anniversary since Measure 110 took effect in Oregon, decriminalizing low-level drug possession and increasing funding…

February 1, 2022

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Rapidly Backpedals on Radical Reforms

Alvin Bragg, a former state and federal prosecutor, won the competitive 2021 Manhattan district attorney race by running as something…

January 24, 2022

Doubling Down on Fentanyl Myths, West Virginia Bill Would Punish “Exposing” Cops

On January 18, West Virginia legislators advanced a bill that would make “exposing” law enforcement officers to illicit fentanyl punishable…

January 20, 2022

SF Mayor London Breed Plans More Drug Arrests to “Take Back Our Tenderloin”

Declaring that “We need to take back our Tenderloin,” a hip, mixed-income neighborhood in San Francisco with a large unhoused…

December 20, 2021

The NYPD Operates With Near-Impunity, Finds NYCLU Report

The New York City Police Department ignored the disciplinary recommendations of its oversight board in more than two-thirds of substantiated…

December 14, 2021

After GOP Sweep, Virginia’s AG-Elect Takes Aim at Reform Prosecutors

The impact of the Republican sweep in Virginia on November 2 won’t be limited to Glenn Youngkin’s winning his dog-whistle…

November 8, 2021

A Bad Election Night for Bids to Transform Criminal-Legal Systems

The future of criminal justice was on the ballot across the United States on November 2. The theme ran through…

November 3, 2021

Experts Dismiss “Gimmick” of UK Cops’ Anti-Cocaine Spray

Police in the UK have come up with a new way of trying to deter the increasing number of people…

October 25, 2021