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Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety purpose

Jun. 25, 2020 7:54 am

Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety

"From a good government point of view it is important to establish a zero-based budgeting approach to the Police Department," says guest columnist Robert Brand.
A short history of Black women and police violence purpose

Jun. 12, 2020 2:30 pm

A short history of Black women and police violence

There is a perception among many Americans that Black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. This perception, says guest columnist Keisha Blain, could not further from the truth.
‘It’s overwhelming to articulate my feelings about being a Black man in this country’ purpose

Jun. 4, 2020 7:47 am

‘It’s overwhelming to articulate my feelings about being a Black man in this country’

Journalist and Generocity freelancer Peak Johnson reflects on his conflicting feelings about what he is observing and experiencing in Philadelphia at this pivotal point in history.
What a police-sanctioned mob in Fishtown says about systemic racism purpose

Jun. 2, 2020 9:12 am

What a police-sanctioned mob in Fishtown says about systemic racism

Racism caught on Instagram videos should be blasted. But there's a subtler kind we're confronting too.
As protests and unrest grip the nation, how should Philly nonprofits respond? people

Jun. 1, 2020 3:58 pm

As protests and unrest grip the nation, how should Philly nonprofits respond?

We asked nonprofit professionals and leaders across the sector, and got a good number of answers. But we'd like to hear from more of the sector's leadership.
‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’ purpose

Oct. 23, 2019 11:19 am

‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’

In a provocative new post, guest columnist Andrew Huff analyzes the parallels between the way Black men and boys are treated by police, and the way emergency shelter workers interact with Black men experiencing homelessness.
Predictive policing software is a small sliver of the police reform puzzle results

Jan. 30, 2017 7:51 am

Predictive policing software is a small sliver of the police reform puzzle

Nature.com takes a look at accountability and public safety outcomes in current crime-forecasting technology (and shouts out Azavea's HunchLab suite).
A public defender has infiltrated the ranks of the PPD people

Nov. 3, 2016 12:48 pm

A public defender has infiltrated the ranks of the PPD

With a plan to improve the ways in which officers interact with underprivileged youth of color. Meet Stoneleigh fellow and Defender Association veteran Rhonda McKitten.
That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing results

Sep. 19, 2016 9:07 am

That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing

If it does, said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at a recent City Council hearing, it will "lose some accuracy." What do local advocates think? Technical.ly Philly reports.

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