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What can the government do to revitalize distressed neighborhoods?

Jun 1, 2020
Politicians like to use tax incentives, but are they effective?
A boarded storefront with a graffiti plea to end shootings in west Baltimore in 2017.  Baltimore benefited from funding through the Clinton administration's Empowerment Zones, but much of the city remains plagued with poverty.
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Activists propose reforming policing by cutting budgets

Jun 1, 2020
In a lot of cities, policing eats up a big chunk of the general fund.
Police block a road in Minneapolis as protests against police brutality continue.
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Businesses speak out on injustice, close stores amid protests over George Floyd killing

Jun 1, 2020
Target, Amazon and Apple are among the larger companies who have acknowledged the injustice driving protests.
Small businesses owners, some of whom were looking forward to reopening today in Minnesota, were instead left pleading with protesters to spare their businesses.
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Private insurance companies can play a powerful role in reforming police practices

Police insurers wants to make sure that the departments they cover minimize risk for liability.
Insurance companies actually work with police departments to manage risk. There's a chance that makes things worse, too.
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The Minnesota Freedom Fund raises donations to bail out protesters

Jun 1, 2020
The organization has been fighting against the concept of cash bail.
A memorial is left for George Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man who died on Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck.
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Understanding "the hidden costs of police misconduct" for cities nationwide

"You have cities out there borrowing money to pay off judgments because of brutal and corrupt police officers," said Marc Morial of the National Urban League.
Marc Morial with the National Urban League says police reform "also means how you deploy your resources, where you put your focus."
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FBI says new data on police use of force is coming this summer

Jun 1, 2020
The FBI also says that just over 40% of law enforcement officers are contributing to the National Use-of-Force Data Collection.
The participation of law enforcement agencies in this program, to track when officers use lethal force or seriously injure someone, is voluntary.
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