Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced that he had signed police reform legislation into law. The measure bans chokeholds, using tear gas on large demonstrations and most no-knock warrants where a child or person over age 65 is home. It also creates a civilian-led oversight board that will certify officers and can handle misconduct complaints. The […]
Ricardo Munoz killed by police after sister calls local crisis intervention group and a non-emergency police number to get mental health assistance
(Lancaster, PA) The sister of Ricardo Munoz, shot dead by a cop said Monday “that he was bipolar, schizophrenic and off his medications — and that she was just trying to get mental-health aid when she called authorities. More of the story here. Community members are protesting Munoz’s murder. More on that story here.