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June 10, 2020
A Major Obstacle to Police Reform: The Whiteness of Their Union Bosses
Even in the 15 largest departments where the majority of officers are people of color, only one union leader is black, our analysis shows.
March 18, 2020
D.C. Cops Balance Bravado and Caution During COVID-19 Pandemic
Police across the country “have to be realistic about what we can and can’t do.”
February 23, 2018
A “Death Spiral” for Police Unions?
Cops v. Trump on union clout.
April 19, 2016
The ‘Chicago Model’ of Policing Hasn’t Saved Chicago
Why is everyone else copying it?
October 20, 2015
New York City Jail Guards Are Fighting to Keep Their Records Secret
Amid abuse charges, union acts to ‘protect our officers.’
July 10, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Anthony Batts
He was more at home at Harvard than on the streets.