Virginia congressmen began an agenda to reform policing in Virginia days before the special session began in August. Proposed legislation encompassed overhauling police practices, changing protocols when responding to emergency calls and allowing localities to have more oversight of local departments. Some protocol changes include a ban on neck restraints, prohibition of of no-knock warrants, elimination of qualified immunity for law enforcement, and discretionary power to judges in determining a charge reduction for assaulting law enforcement if the officer isn’t hurt during the encounter. More of this story here.
“Reimagining the police”
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“Alternatives to public safety are gaining momentum, but activists worry many of these ‘alternatives’ still involve police and don’t address root causes.“ This piece by