Racial justice and civil liberties groups have long campaigned against unchecked abuse of police power, often racially targeted, that is endemic in communities across the United States. But the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the problem of racial profiling and police brutality to the center of the national agenda. The heavily militarized police response to the protests has also highlighted the issue of the criminalization of dissent.
Among the policy solutions to address police violence toward communities of color: end broken windows policing; establish community oversight; limit use of force; independent investigations and prosecutions of police misconduct; film the police; stop police militarization.
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