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‘Unacceptable, Un-American, and Unconstitutional’: Six Mayors Demand Congress Block Federal Agents From US Cities

Six mayors from around the country sent a letter to Congress Monday calling for legislation to block President Donald Trump from continuing to deploy federal agents to U.S. cities, calling the administration’s use of force “unacceptable, un-American, and unconstitutional.” “This provocation is resulting in direct physical harm to our communities and must end,” the letter …

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Movement to Remove Police From Schools Gains Momentum as Seattle and Oakland Boards Sever Ties With Departments

In the latest indication of the changing national conversation on law enforcement in the U.S., school boards on the West Coast on Wednesday voted to remove police officers from schools. “Something has really shifted here,” tweeted journalist Bridget Read. “These are material gains.” Less than a year before the Oakland school board voted to eliminate …

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‘Google the Geneva Conventions,’ Kshama Sawant Tells Seattle Mayor After Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Despite Ban

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Friday promise that law enforcement would stop deploying tear gas against protesters for 30 days didn’t even last the weekend as police flooded city streets with the chemical weapon Sunday in an attack on peaceful protesters demonstrating against police brutality.  “This is a wild abuse of power,” tweeted progressive group MoveOn.  …

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