In the space of just a few days in spring 2015 – as Baltimore faced a wave of rioting after Freddie Gray, a black man, died from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van – officers in nearly every part of the city appeared to turn a blind eye to everyday violations. They still answered calls for help. But the number of potential violations they reported seeing themselves dropped by nearly half. It has largely stayed that way ever since. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Murder Increased After Barack Obama’s Response to 2014 Riots
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“Banning no-knock warrants, if any jurisdiction can pull that off, is an important step,” Kraska said. “At the end of the day, banning them probably won’t accomplish much in the real world. But getting them off the books on one level is important.” … [Read more...] about Death of Breonna Taylor fuels call to end ‘no knock’ warrants
Sheehan’s order said the public display “ignored a grim aspect of his life.” She has not given a time frame for the removal of the statue outside Albany’s City Hall, but her order says it should be moved to a museum or other institution where it can be displayed with proper historical context. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
TC Energy spokesman Terry Cunha said the company is not giving up on Keystone, but it will have to delay large portions of the 1,200-mile (1,900-kilometer) oil sands pipeline. The company started construction last week on a 329-mile (530-kilometer) section of the line in Alberta. That work will continue while the company wages its court fight in the U.S., Cunha said. … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline project
The fear is that the new law erodes the freedoms of the semi-autonomous city, which operates under a "one country, two systems" framework after Britain handed it over to China in 1997. That framework gives Hong Kong and its people freedoms not found in mainland China, such as unrestricted internet access. … [Read more...] about Facebook, Others Block Requests on Hong Kong User Data