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Police Unions And The Fight To Reform Law Enforcement

PUBLISHED: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:43:35 GMT


After the death of George Floyd in police custody, activists across the US have advocated for a fundamental shift in policing. One hurdle to any significant changes in many localities are police unions, which have significant power over policies that affect police, and the local politicians who would approve and implement them.

The House passed a Democratic police reform bill Thursday as Congress struggles to find a consensus on how to respond to overwhelming public demand for law enforcement o