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Non-Police Crisis Response Programs Have Been Working. Here’s How.

By Meg O’Connor / The Appeal Over the past three years, tens of thousands of people in crisis have been met with behavioral health specialists and social workers instead of police officers. Interactions like these are taking place across the country more often today compared to previous years. While unarmed crisis responders have existed for decades, public […]

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Police arrest Indigenous journalist Brandi Morin during encampment raid

Edmonton police recently arrested award-winning Indigenous journalist Brandi Morin as she was covering their raid of a local homeless encampment. Morin, who has contributed a number of stories to The Real News, including original documentaries Killer Water and Thacker Pass—Mining the Sacred, speaks with Taya Graham, co-host of Police Accountability Report, on her arrest and the deeper systemic issues of […]

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New York City Council Overrides Eric Adams’ Vetoes of Solitary Confinement, Policing Bills

By Katie Honan and Reuven Blau / THE CITY This story was originally published by THE CITY. Sign up to get the latest New York City news delivered to you each morning.” The City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to override Mayor Eric Adams’ vetoes of two bills — one to ban solitary confinement in jails and another to require […]

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New video shows illegal arrest by disgraced Baltimore cop Ethan Newberg

In 2023, Sgt. Ethan Newberg of the Baltimore Police Department pled guilty to misconduct in office—a charge he was initially given four years before. Now, body camera footage of one of Newberg’s nine known illegal arrests has been recovered by Police Accountability Report. The video shows Newberg escalating a parking ticket given to a FedEx […]

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An Open Border Could Benefit Us All. Instead, Both Parties Want to Build a Wall.

U.S – Mexico Border Wall via Wikimedia Commons By Alex S. Vitale / Truthout Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed two bills into law designed to further harden the southern border. SB 3 provides $1.5 billion for additional wall building and to support more state law enforcement targeting of low-income immigrant neighborhoods, like Houston’s Colony Ridge. SB 4 […]

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Video shows Washington cops corner man parked in his driveway—for a traffic stop

Bellingham, WA resident, Andrew S., was surprised to experience a traffic stop while parked in his own driveway. The encounter with local police only became more bizarre as the officers changed their rationale for stopping and questioning Andrew multiple times. From claims that there were problems with his taillights to accusations that he had been […]

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Arkansas police arrest man for a traffic violation in his own driveway

Shawn Bresnahan, a resident and local mechanic in Greenbrier, Arkansas, had his world turned upside down after taking his newly-repaired car for a test drive. Due to a clerical error, Bresnahan had a suspended license at the time. Local cops were all too quick to take advantage of this by confronting and arresting Bresnahan on […]

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‘Fascism never left Germany’: Berlin’s repression of pro-Palestine activists

Western governments are cranking up repression of pro-Palestine activists in response to the outpouring of solidarity with Palestine by millions around the globe. In Europe, Germany has set a grim bar in brutalizing protestors and violating their civil liberties. The Real News reports from Berlin’s largely Arab and Muslim Sonnenallee neighborhood. Producers: Belal Awad, Leo […]

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Body cam reveals Texas police raid home, arrest entire family, over alleged noise complaint

The Bermudez family of Childress, TX, were spending the day enjoying music together at home when the sudden appearance of local police turned their day, and their lives, upside-down. Responding to a noise complaint, Childress police swiftly escalated the situation into a warrantless raid of the Bermudez household that ended with the arrest of the […]