The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

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After a two-year effort by District residents who want the city to use violence prevention rather than aggressive policing methods like Stop and Frisk, the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (or NEAR Act) was passed. If the NEAR Act is to succeed in giving communities control over how they are policed, community members must understand it. . . . → Read More: The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in Washington, DC

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Cross-posted DC Media Group by John Zangas Washington, DC — The Movement for Black Lives continued protests to denounce recent killings of Black men on Saturday night in Washington, DC. The Stop Police Terror in DC Project, BlackLivesMatterDMV, BYP100 (Black Youth Project) and allies met at the African American Civil War Memorial and marched through city streets […] . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in Washington, DC

Turn Up and Shut It Down in Chinatown News Round Up

April being interviewed

Video coverage of the Black Lives Matter Movement’s Turn Up and Shut It Down in Chinatown event was fairly extensive, in comparison to other events sponsored by the District’s local progressive community. . . . → Read More: Turn Up and Shut It Down in Chinatown News Round Up

Black Lives Matter New Year’s Resolution

Black Lives Matter New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve, activists from the Black Lives Matter Coalition gathered in Chinatown to protest the killings of unarmed African Americans by the police. . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter New Year’s Resolution

Mayor Bowser vs Black Lives Matter, Who Has the Better Plan?

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On August 27, 2015, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser publicly unveiled her plan to reduce violent crime in a press conference at the shuttered Malcolm X Elementary School in Ward 8. The rate of homicides within the District has been on the rise. To counter it, Mayor Bowser has proposed a series of initiatives with a […] . . . → Read More: Mayor Bowser vs Black Lives Matter, Who Has the Better Plan?