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Missouri Governor signs bill increasing Kansas City police funding

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Attempts to reduce the budget of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department have backfired. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday signed Senate Bill 678 into law, increasing the department’s budget from at ...

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Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush won’t give up defunding police

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Missouri’s member of the Squad, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis, is standing firm on her commitment to defunding the police. “I always tell [fellow Democrats], ‘If you all had fixed ...

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Josh Hawley introduces bill to add 100,000 police officers

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The nation would hire an additional 100,000 police officers under a new bill sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley. According to a press release from the lawmaker’s office, the resolution is intended to “boost ...

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Media were notified about police defunding before police chief

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The office of Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas notified local media of the plan to slash police funding before notifying Police Chief Rick Smith, according to emails obtained by Liberty Alliance USA. ...

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Missouri legislature may call special session over Kansas City defunding police

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Missouri Republicans are calling for a special legislative session to address the Kansas City Council and Mayor Quinton Lucas defunding the police department. Lucas, who recently traveled to Washington DC to meet ...

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Even among blacks, support for Black Lives Matter waning, police rising, poll finds

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The long-awaited trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd began last week in Minneapolis. Americans’ faith in the Black Lives Matter movement has dropped since last ...

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Mayor Lucas proposes changes to police operations

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Missouri’s largest city may be in for some big changes for its police department. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas discussed the plans in a closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners ...

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Black Seattle police chief resigns after Democrat city council defunding vote

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After months of animosity from the Seattle City Council and mayor, the city’s police chief says she is stepping down. The announcement was made public the same day the City Council approved shrinking ...

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After endorsing Obama/Biden twice, police unions now support Trump

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Families of police officers applauded this week as the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection. It had supported the Obama/Biden ticket in 2008 and 2012. The ...

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As St. Louis protesters enter private neighborhood, homeowners appear with guns

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A violent weekend in St. Louis left two people dead out of thirteen who were shot. The shootings may have led one couple to brandish guns as a large group of Black ...

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In historic move, President Trump signs executive order on police reform

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In a major move applauded by black community leaders across the nation, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on police reform in an effort to build trust between minority communities and ...

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