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As the Chauvin trial continues, the US must reinvent public safety

April 12, 2021

By Ben Jealous

From the article: "...Activists and public officials have been talking with law enforcement, community leaders and scholars to move beyond protests and develop new policies to make policing more just and accountable. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring municipalities with police departments to submit proposals for reform. 

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino led a creative, collaborative process in partnership with the Center for Policing Equity. They released their report and wide-ranging recommendations — including the creation of a new public safety department — in February. 

People don’t normally think of a 100-page policy report with 19 policy recommendations as something exciting. This proposal is exciting. It is an outside-the-box approach to improving transparency, accountability and public safety. And now it will move toward implementation..."

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