A new study finds that some police forces are losing officers at a faster pace since 2020. In New Orleans, there's a grudging acceptance that it's time to offload some duties to civilians.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The rematch between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp for Georgia's governor is one of the most closely watched races in the country. Republicans have held the seat since 2003, but in 2018 Abrams came within 50,000 votes for the position. So what is Abrams' strategy this time around?
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Stacey Abrams launches a counteroffensive to Brian Kemp's unrelenting TV attack ads, which allege that she would defund law enforcement. Plus, partisan efforts are fueled by Music Midtown's cancellation. And elections nationwide hint at Trump's enduring influence.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Fulton County election probe issued letters to state Sen. Burt Jones and Georgia GOP chair David Shafer informing them that they could face criminal charges. House Speaker David Ralston was called to testify last week as Sen. Lindsey Graham looks to avoid the stand.
Last June, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to defund and dismantle the police department. They have since softened their tone.
The city's fire department will oversee the pilot project that aims to pair an EMT with someone with lived experience in the mental health, addiction, criminal justice or homeless services systems.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that stops local governments from making sharp reductions to their police department budgets. Also, Atlanta’s mayoral election is now six months away, and a number of prominent players are considering whether to jump into the race after incumbent Keisha Lance Bottoms’ surprise announcement she will not seek reelection.
The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins their deliberations following closing statement from attorneys. Chauvin stands accused of murder after he put his knee into George Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes. In related news, questions are being raised about HB 286, a measure passed by the state legislature that would bar local governments from cutting police budgets by 5% or more.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Last summer, police violence in communities across the country acted as rallying points for discussion over the role of law enforcement in our society. Now, the police killing of Daunte Wright amid the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin spurs renewed demands for structural change.
Today on Political Rewind, the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case has once again raised questions and concerns about police accountability and conduct. In the aftermath of protests and outrage in cities across the country last night, we take a deeper look at the movement to reform and reimagine the police — and unpack what “defunding” law enforcement actually means.
Monday on Political Rewind, activists have been discussing the role of police in society for a long time. But recent police violence across the country has given the movement to change policing new momentum.
While polls show that the majority of Americans are now sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement, many are skeptical of calls to defund police. But what would it mean to defund and redistribute police budgets, as some activists endorse?
On the steps of Athens-Clarke County City Hall on Tuesday evening, protesters clashed. A plan proposed by two local commissioners to re-envision and...
In the weeks since protests against police brutality began in Minneapolis, calls to reform, defund or abolish the police have been escalating. Demands...