04:22
13 augustus 2020

Police unions are one of the biggest obstacles to transforming policing

Police unions are one of the biggest obstacles to transforming policing

USA: Community groups and protesters are calling for major reforms of policing – including defunding and even disbanding forces – in the fallout from the killing of George Floyd. But, as Dr Jill McCorkel explains, the strength of police unions across the USA, together with protective legislation, represent a significant barrier to meaningful change.

Protesters and community organizers are increasingly calling for defunding and disbanding the police as a way to end police violence.

Advocates argue that moderate reforms like enhanced training and greater community oversight have failed to curb police violence and misconduct.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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