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Policing needs to be reformed, criminology professor says

David Makin, WSU department of criminal justice and criminology professor, explored a brief timeline of policing in America and how reform should look during his Tuesday night lecture, “From Talk to Action: What Does it Mean to Reform the Police?
BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2020

The federal police budget has grown by nearly $193 billion since the 1970s, but the increase in funds resulted in an overworked police force and a lack of accountability, a WSU professor said.  “Looking...

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

This summer's BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?
MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police,...

OPINION: Abolish the police

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people it's designed to serve.
CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist June 23, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information...

Pullman police, city council officials condemn actions of Minneapolis officer

Chief of Police Gary Jenkins said a commander reads use-of-force reports and look at footage from body cameras to make sure the force was necessary and within policy.
ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter May 30, 2020

The Pullman Police Department condemned the actions of a police officer in Minneapolis who killed 46-year-old George Floyd, as well as the officers who were complicit with the murder.  Chief of Police...

Preparing for the worst

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2013
When dealing with an active shooter, individuals should know what to do and how to respond. Locator map of school shootings in the U.S. this year.
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