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NYC ‘defund the police’ mayor candidate helped suppress reform recommendation as head of review board: report

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As head of the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board in 2016 and '17, Maya Wiley oversaw the removal of a police reform recommendation from a report on officers’ use of Tasers, ProPublica reported Friday. In a draft...

Pennsylvania Dem who backed police ‘reform’ is carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia

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Pennsylvania Dem who sponsored police 'reform' bill gets carjacked in crime-surging PhiladelphiaU.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia on Wednesday as crime continues to surge in...

NYPD officers are no longer protected from civil lawsuits after city council passes police reform legislation

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The New York City Council passed a series of reforms for the New York Police Department on Thursday, including ending qualified immunity for officers, which protected them against civil lawsuits. The package of legi...

Sen. Portman reveals bipartisan infrastructure bill will not include IRS reform, after GOP pushback

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Portman told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that at this stage of the negotiations, reform of IRS enforcement that will not be a part of the bill. AOC SAYS PROGRESSIVES WILL ‘TANK’ INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WITHOUT B...

NY bail reform push faces blowback from crime victims in emotional protest

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"There are thousands of all kinds of criminal elements walking free in our streets," said activist Madeline Brame. "I try not to get too upset, I try not to get too fired up, but I have no choice." Brame's son, U.S. ...

Kim Kardashian clashes with Caitlyn Jenner’s ideas on prison reform: report

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On Friday, the 71-year-old tweeted her thoughts about prison reform which contrast greatly with her former step-daughter Kim Kardashian's stance on the issue.  Jenner, a Republican, wrote, "Gavin’s District Attorneys...

California Gov. Newsom signs sweeping police reform bill

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Surrounded by lawmakers and the family members of victims killed by police officers, Newsom signed four bills he touted would increase transparency. During his remarks, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said ther...

Police groups divided on Biden’s executive order on law enforcement reform

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Biden signed the "Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" Wednesday afternoon on the two-year anniversary of George Floyd...

’10 years is enough’: Advocates and bipartisan lawmakers push for sentencing reform for drug-related offenders

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William R. Underwood was a 17-year-old father living in New York City when former President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." He admits he chose to sell drugs to earn a living -- a move that at 34, landed hi...

Brandon Tatum backs reimagining bail reform ‘in good faith,’ slams liberal cities for power-hungry policy

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Following the attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where repeat offender Darrell Brooks Jr. plowed into Christmas parade attendees, bail reform has been a front-and-center concern in managing crime. Tatum agreed that bail ...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoes 3 police reform measures

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In his veto message, Hogan, a Republican, said the legislation would "undermine the goal that I believe we share of building transparent, accountable, and effective law enforcement institutions" and would "erode poli...

Karl Rove: AWOL Texas Dems, here are 7 questions about election reform you can answer from quarantine

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The reason for their rash action was to keep an election reform bill – H.B. 3, sponsored by Republican State Rep. Andrew Murr – from passing. But listen to their many public utterances – from news conferences to cabl...

Joni Ernst slams progressive criminal reform policies: ‘Stop playing politics’

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"More and more felons are being released across the country as a result of permissive policies being pushed by progressive politicians and lenient district attorneys who view punishment as the real crime," Ernst will...

Hungary’s Orban extends dominance through university reform

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Budapest, HungaryHungary's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday setting up foundations to take over the running of universities and cultural institutions in a move critics say extends the ideological imprint of t...

Holden & Pye: Trump made conservatives criminal justice reform leaders. Here’s how to keep it that way

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We are proud of the work we did to help them on the First Step Act and believe Congress should immediately take more steps to continue to reform overly harsh federal prison sentences and build on President Trump's re...

Biden police order ‘is embracing’ parts of GOP reform bill Dems filibustered in 2020, Tim Scott says

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"After the radical ‘defund the police’ movement helped create the current crime wave, President Biden is pursuing a partisan approach to many of the exact same policy solutions I proposed in the JUSTICE Act just two ...

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