WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Members of the Metropolitan Police Department stand guard as they separate counter-protesters from supporters of President Trump near Black Lives Matter Plaza, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters who refuse to accept that President-elect Joe Biden won the election are rallying ahead of the electoral college vote to make Trump's 306-to-232 loss official. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

The initially “E” in our TRANQUILITY deal stands for examine all policing associated agreements, plans, and also social standards. Reforming policing on the ground needs reform and also modification of the multi-layers of legislations, agreements and also social standards that manage regional policing. Among various other points, we suggest assessment, modification, or renegotiation of cumulative negotiating arrangements, standard procedures, police police officers’ costs of legal rights, and also non-crime associated policing features such as community service and also psychological health and wellness aid.

Black mayors are placing this right into method. Last year, in June, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued executive orders calling for police officers to utilize de-escalation strategies prior to they utilize deadly pressure. Officers need to additionally interfere if fellow police officers utilize extreme pressure. […]





“[O]ffenses like disorderly conduct, obstruction, and resisting arrest are easily alleged, they effectively give police the power to arrest based on violations of their own sense of authority.”
          ~~Alexandra Natapoff, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and also Makes America More Unequal (


On this day at Daily Kos in 2006—Extend Debate on Alito:

t appears clear to me that the importance of Alito’s sights on executive power, accessibility to the courts, constitutional freedoms, the right to personal privacy, the government Commerce power, and also a myriad of various other concerns, is just currently entering appropriate emphasis. More time is required for the Senate to effectively execute its Constitutional feature of suggestions and also approval.

An visit to the Supreme Court is for a life time. Samuel Alito is 55 years of ages and also, like Justice O’Connor, is most likely to rest on the Court for a quarter century if verified.

Given the risks, an extra duration of factor to consider and also discussion appears proper. The size of this added duration need not always be lengthy neither the discussion lengthy. It appears to me that with a relatively short duration of factor to consider, the participants of the Senate can chart a program for proper activity concerning Judge Alito.

Thus, I advise the Senate, and also particularly the Senators of the Democratic Caucus, to think about proposing prolonged discussion to more think about the election of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.