Category: Justice

Joe Biden: I’m Going To Be the ‘Most Progressive President in American History’

Joe Biden: I’m Going To Be the ‘Most Progressive President in American History’

For the first time, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump's decision to send unidentified paramilitary federal agents into Portland Ore to take on the Black Lives Matter protesters in that city.
Former Chicago Mayor: Trump ‘Should Be Nationalizing Our Response to Public Health and Localizing Our Response to Public Safety’

Former Chicago Mayor: Trump ‘Should Be Nationalizing Our Response to Public Health and Localizing Our Response to Public Safety’

By nationalizing law enforcement and localizing public health, Donald Trump's gotten his federal responses "backwards," according to a former mayor of Chicago and ex-White House chief of staff.
Trump’s Secret Police Deployment Just ‘Smells Like Politics’

Trump’s Secret Police Deployment Just ‘Smells Like Politics’

Donald Trump's move to deploy unidentified Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the streets of Portland, Ore., continued to get poor reviews from those in Congress as well as a former homeland security secretary.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth to DHS: ‘Don’t Even Think About’ Sending Federal Police to Chicago

Sen. Tammy Duckworth to DHS: ‘Don’t Even Think About’ Sending Federal Police to Chicago

A US senator from Illinois is warning Donald Trump not to send the kind of unidentified, paramilitary federal agents who have been snatching protesters from the streets of Portland Ore., also to the streets of Chicago.
De Blasio Signs NYPD Accountability Package into Law: ‘This Today Is a Victory’ for #BlackLivesMatter

De Blasio Signs NYPD Accountability Package into Law: ‘This Today Is a Victory’ for #BlackLivesMatter

response to the tremendous national outpouring for police reform in the wake of the murder of George Floyd while in police custody, New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio signed into law Wednesday a sweeping NYPD Accountability Package.
Schumer: Trump Exec. Order ‘Was a Bunch of Vague Incentives,’ Isn’t Going To Lead on These Issues

Schumer: Trump Exec. Order ‘Was a Bunch of Vague Incentives,’ Isn’t Going To Lead on These Issues

The reforms which Donald Trump included in an executive order he signed Tuesday to respond to the murder of George Floyd in police custody are inadequate to meet the needs of the situation which has spawned protests nationwide, according to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
Seattle Police Chief: Policing Will Never Be The Same as it Was Before

Seattle Police Chief: Policing Will Never Be The Same as it Was Before

The Black Lives Matter protests which have broken out nationwide, including Seattle, Wash., in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, will no doubt change the course of US policing, according to Carmen Best, chief of the Seattle police department since 2018.
Ocasio-Cortez Backs Defunding Police: Does Any Agency Deserve To Be Funded More than Health Care, Housing and Youth Combined?

Ocasio-Cortez Backs Defunding Police: Does Any Agency Deserve To Be Funded More than Health Care, Housing and Youth Combined?

As the concept of defunding police gets play in the national conversation as part of the police reform needed in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the issue is not just about taking dollars away from police departments, but rebalancing funding among a number of community needs which today are often starved for funding, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Biden Delivers Video Message at Floyd Funeral: ‘Now Is the Time for Racial Justice’

Biden Delivers Video Message at Floyd Funeral: ‘Now Is the Time for Racial Justice’

Compared to Donald Trump’s hard talk of “dominance” over the protesters filling the nation’s streets, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered a message Tuesday of healing and racial justice to the funeral service of George Floyd.
Pelosi on Police Reform Bill: Let Us Hope This Could Make George Floyd Rest in Peace

Pelosi on Police Reform Bill: Let Us Hope This Could Make George Floyd Rest in Peace

As she and other congressional Democrats rolled out a package of proposed police reforms in response to the May 25 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., police custody, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the opportunities and challenges ahead in achieving real social change.