The Obama administration’s Justice Department announced this month that it had selected six U.S. cities to serve as pilot sites to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police, to create better procedures, reduce racial bias, and regain citizens’ trust. But it’s really just further nationalizing the police.
The first six cities to be targeted as pilot sites will be Birmingham, Alabama; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stockton, California. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price described the program as “a tool to strengthen our partnership with the justice system.” However, other police departments are also in the cross hairs. According to the official announcement, an unspecified number of “police departments and communities that are not pilot sites” will also be targeted for more DOJ “training” and “technical assistance.”
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