civilian oversight board

Black People: We Must Police Ourselves

Black People: We Must Police Ourselves

When police murder Black people on the streets of U.S. cities, they do not think they are behaving like “rogue” cops or “bad apples.” Rather, most of them believe – and are encouraged in believing – that they are protecting and serving their communities. The central question task of the Black Lives Matter mobilization must become empowering the Black community to protect and police itself – with the understanding that this cannot occur without an insurgency.

Civilian Oversight Board Appears Headed For Passage, Despite Police Union Opposition

Civilian Oversight Board Appears Headed For Passage, Despite Police Union Opposition

A bill to create a civilian oversight board for city police appears headed for passage next month, despite a fractious public meeting and a dire prediction from the police union.