Photo of the California Capitol Building

Little Time, Big Agenda When California Lawmakers Return

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are returning to work Monday for a furious five-week sprint that will include contentious debates about police brutality, unemployment benefits, hospital mergers and a moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Photo of a protester in Washington

California Police Chiefs Call for Weeding Out Bad Cops

SACRAMENTO — California’s police chiefs on Thursday endorsed a plan to more aggressively weed out bad cops who break the law or have a history of complaints. “In a major step forward for California, we are calling for the de-certification of officers by (an...
Photo of protesters in Maine

Voices of Protest, Crying for Change, Ring Across US, Beyond

They are nurses and doctors, artists, students, construction workers, government employees; black, brown and white; young and old. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in big cities and tiny towns in every U.S. state - and even a...
Photo of President Donald Trump

Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

WASHINGTON — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing Tuesday that he said would encourage better police practices and e...
Photo of Sen. Tim Scott

Senate GOP to Restrict Police Chokeholds in Emerging Bill

WASHINGTON — Driven by a rare urgency, Senate Republicans are poised to unveil an extensive package of policing changes that includes new restrictions on police chokeholds and other practices as President Donald Trump signals his support following the mass dem...