President Obama police reforms

Even without legislation from Congress, there is a national blueprint for police reform. President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing set out six pillars to guide departments toward better practices.

After a vociferous outcry over the high-profile deaths of unarmed Black men who died at the hands of White police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, President Barack Obama on Monday called for sweeping reforms of police tactics in cities across the nation. The president released findings of the White House task force […]

In the aftermath of ongoing nationwide protests against police violence in the Black community, President Barack Obama Thursday signed an executive order to create a panel that will gather recommendations to help strengthen trust between law enforcement and local communities, according to a White House news release. SEE ALSO: 15-Year-Old Twin Died Trying To Save […]

UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. EST: During a press conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York City, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. During the presser Garner’s widow, Esaw answered a […]

In an effort to respond to ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., over police violence against Blacks, the White House on Monday announced several reforms, including plans to overhaul a federal program that provides police with military equipment. SEE ALSO: Darren Wilson Quit Ferguson Force Without Severance [VIDEO] “Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country […]