Detroit schools are reassessing the role of school police

Oct 20, 2020
After a summer of protests, the city has created a task force to reconsider the function and funding for its school police force.
A group of students in Detroit consider how they would want their city’s schools to rethink their budget at an event hosted by a youth group called Detroit Heals Detroit.
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Will TV cop dramas adapt amid calls to defund police?

Jun 23, 2020
Some critics say the entire genre needs a serious overhaul because of the way it glosses over police brutality.
Snoop Dogg and Mariska Hargitay in a 2019 episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
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How one city provides public safety without a police department

Jun 10, 2020
As cities grapple with police budgets, Sunnyvale, California, could be a model for departments looking to change.
“Defund The Police” painted on a street near the White House. The George Floyd killing has stirred a desire for alternatives to traditional policing.
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What it means to defund police

Jun 8, 2020
Minneapolis City Council members want to dismantle the Police Department. So what kind of service could take its place?
Minnesota State Patrol officers block a road during protests in Minneapolis.
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