Board will tackle all citizen complaints of alleged Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wrongdoing and receive data more frequently from the department, among other decisions in closed-door meeting.
NowKalamazoo original story Mich. AG would sue to prevent Portland-like federal forces
Peaceful protests, unauthorized arrests are off limits, says attorney general’s office, in warning ahead of Trump administration’s plans to send federal forces.
The chief is countering claims that department policies don’t adequately prevent excessive force by officers.
A review shows the department does not have policies that discourage the use of violent force.
More than half of Black-owned businesses may not survive the next few months.
Officials say the rule is needed because of differences in how minorities are treated for COVID-19.
Already more susceptible to infection, minority communities don’t have easy access to testing centers. Neither do rural areas.
Given added poignancy following the death of George Floyd, this year’s Juneteenth celebration will be held in several different ways.
NowKalamazoo original story COVID-19 gave Face Off Theatre Company pause. Public attention to the killing of Black Americans reinforced its purpose.
A theater company used the pandemic’s stay-home time to explore ways to modernize the craft. Then George Floyd was killed.
Racial and economic inequality allowed COVID-19 to have an outsize effect on minority communities.