Police reforms in the United States: no big nights, but small steps here and there

March 7, 2021

From the article: "...The main achievement is in the heads: if the black minority denounced for years the abuses committed against it, the majority of Americans, in particular the white population, retained until then a high image of the police officers.

“There was this idea that if agents committed violence, it was because they were exposed to violence,” recalls Kate Levine, professor at Cardozo Law School in New York. “The videos, the demonstrations, the accounts of victims have undermined this presumption”.

With the death of George Floyd, “people who never had to think about police violence must have done it, even if it’s unpleasant,” adds Tracie Keesee, a former black police officer and co-founder of the Center For Policing Equity..."

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