Friday, September 20, 2019

Group praises Julián Castro’s plan to limit ‘immunity’ for police

Tucked into Julián Castro’s police overhaul plan is a proposal to pull back on a judicial doctrine that is regularly used to shield officers from civil lawsuits for brutality or misuse of deadly force. Castro has called for reforming and restricting the “qualified immunity” defense for law enforcement officers in the policing reform plan he released […]

National Decline in Latinos Reporting Crime in Post-Trump Era

According to The Cato Institute, effective policing is a two-sided process that requires victims to contact the police and place their trust in the hands of law enforcement. The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has prompted a decrease in Latino crime reporting across the country. According to the “Peelian Principles” of effective policing, written in London […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “A Silver Lining in the Juvenile Justice System”

The string of shootings in Newtown, Aurora, and Oak Creek last year would make some reconsider establishing ‘stop-and-frisk’ policies in several violence-ridden U.S. cities. Most recently, an article by The Chicago Tribune’s Stephanie D. Neely on March 1, claimed that stop-and-frisk policies are needed in an attempt to curb gun violence in Chicago. According to […]