public safety

Enyia also said that Black communities need candidates willing to “make bold decisions” to impact people’s lives positively and who are committed to fighting for longer-term change.  

By interweaving narrative spotlights called “Tale From the Trenches” sharing individual experiences and reflections, the report provides expansive rarely explored in conversations of safety or visibility.

Voters have rejected a ballot question that would have reimagined public safety in Minneapolis replacing the city's police department, which has been at the center of racial justice protests following the murder of George Floyd last year.

Violence prevention is a tricky topic, with some leaders focusing more on zero-tolerance policies and criminalizing young people. Other strategies suggest a more holistic approach.  

Proponents of the proposed public safety charter argue that undoing a fifty-year-old charter amendment would correct the history of systemic racism and brutality from the city's police department. 

A grassroots campaign to change the way the city administers public safety won a victory last week, successfully adding a question to the ballot for upcoming municipal elections regarding whether to replace the existing police department with a Department of Public Safety.

Announcing a “new progressive direction” on handling arrests and prosecutions, Mosby said the city would no longer spend limited resources on “low-level crimes” including drug possession and prostitution.

The NYPD's move to add x-ray vehicles to its counterterrorism efforts has shaken up critics and civil rights groups over possible negative health effects from the military-style devices.