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Police Body Cameras: Building Effective Guidelines that Support Accountability and Civil Liberties
  • May 2, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Police-involved shootings and other use-of-force cases have received heightened scrutiny over the last few years, causing many to call for policing reforms that increase public safety and community trust. While not a substitute for broad reforms, police body cameras—now being rapidly deployed in cities across America—might be a step in the right direction. These tools, which offer both promise and risk, have the power to reduce misconduct and...
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Blocking Judicial Nominations: Constitutional Prerogative or Constitutional Crisis?
  • November 18, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
It has been nearly nine months since President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. However, the Senate has yet to hold a hearing, let alone a vote, on his confirmation. Before the election, some Republican candidates  were saying they would work to block any nominations to the Supreme Court that President Clinton might put forward. Some conservative commentators went even further, urging the Senate to prevent...
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Demilitarizing America’s Police
  • November 17, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
[embed]https://youtu.be/EjMe12tTME4[/embed] The White House estimates that federal programs directly or indirectly provided $18 billion in military equipment to state, local and tribal police between 2009 and 2014, much of it with little oversight on who was receiving the gear or follow-up on how it was being used. This trend of police militarization has led to aggressive tactics, over-enforcement, and a rejection of de-escalation tactics that are...
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“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...