Virus Aid, Police Reform Dominate New US Laws for 2021

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in the new year. Virus-related laws include those offering help to essential workers, boosting unemploymen...

US Police Registry Would Fail Without Changes in States

HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide a...
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AG Becerra Says Deadly Force Should Be ‘a Last Resort’

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced his recommendations for police reform — including using "deadly force as a last resort" — in a Monday morning news release. "Now is the time for action by leaders at every level." — Xavier Becerra, state ...