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When Protesters Cry ‘Defund the Police,’ What Does It Mean?

WASHINGTON — Protesters are pushing to “defund the police" over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement. Their chant has become a rallying cry — and a stick for President Donald Trump to use on Democrats as he portrays the...
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Bakersfield Protester Dies After Being Hit by Car

BAKERSFIELD— A 55-year-old man who ran across a roadway and was struck by a vehicle during a nighttime protest march in Bakersfield last Wednesday has died, police said. He died Saturday, Bakersfield police ...
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Democrats Unveil Police Overhaul, Kneel at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Democrats proposed a sweeping overhaul of police oversight and procedures Monday, an ambitious legislative response to the mass protests denouncing the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law...
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Districts Jettison School Police Officers Amid Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. — An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of G...
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Community College Chief Wants Police Training Changes

Eloy Ortiz Oakley wants to change how police officers in California are trained. Oakley is the chancellor of the state’s 115 community colleges and consequently oversees one of the largest training networks for California police. Eighty percent of police of...
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Protests Shift to Memorializing Floyd Amid Push for Change

ATLANTA — The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger that has fueled the setting of fires, breaking of windows and other violence to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots cal...