A Thousand Assaults

The US Attorney for DC says of the Capitol insurrection: “Based on a review of the body-worn-camera footage conducted by our Office, the footage displays approximately 1,000 events that may be characterized as assaults on federal officers. AP reports: Far right...

Police Reform, Now

Michael Javen Fortner, who will soon join the faculty of the Claremont McKenna Department of Government, writes at The Boston Globe: Whether the Chauvin verdict augurs well for Black lives depends on the debate we decide to have over criminal justice reform....

Cop Killers

Marc Santora, Megan Specia and Mike Baker at NYT: A United States Capitol Police officer died on Thursday night from injuries sustained “while physically engaging” with pro-Trump rioters who descended on the U.S. Capitol the day before, the fifth fatality linked to...

Civility and Law Enforcement

Daniel Nagin and Tarrick McGuire at The Washington Post: Current events in Kenosha, Wisc., exemplify the challenges confronting police departments. They must navigate the challenges of budget cuts due to the covid-19 pandemic as they work to restore and build trust in...