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The Call to Defund the Police: What Does It Mean?

The Call to Defund the Police: What Does It Mean?

The death of George Floyd, a black gentleman killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, sparked frustration and outrage in communities all over the world. Protestors, communities, and families are demanding an end to brutality, misconduct, and racial profiling by the police. In the past, police reform efforts included implicit bias and de-escalation training for officers, mandatory body cameras, increased community outreach, and new use-of-force policies. But, for many, these efforts have failed—completely. And now people are demanding more than…

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Drones Remind Citizens to Maintain Social Distance

Drones Remind Citizens to Maintain Social Distance

If you think you hear a message from above—look up—it might be a police drone telling you to go home. Police Deploy Drones During COVID-19 Several police departments have deployed drones to provide automated reminders to the public to social distance and obey stay-at-home orders. Law enforcement departments in Connecticut, Florida, and New Jersey are sending out drones to monitor public parks, venues, and beaches. The drones warn social-distancing violators to maintain distance and, if necessary, the department can send…

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