• Cut off police departments' ability to buy military gear. The doctrine of qualified immunity has been used to protect police from civil lawsuits and trials. Democrats should stop pressing "defund the police" and other hot-button social issues if they want to stay competitive in 2022, according to a poll. “We’ve been asking for a profound reform of the police for months,” Lefebvre said. Washington, DC, June 29, 2020 - A new Public Agenda/USA Today/Ipsos Hidden Common Ground poll shows that most Americans want to see changes to policing or law enforcement, and around half say racial bias by police is a problem in their community. The new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 95 percent of Americans believe that police reform — in some capacity — is necessary. “America has a serious problem” with police brutality directed toward Black people, she said. A poll by the Elabé Institute for BFMTV suggested 60% of French people have confidence in the police – down 9% on 2019 – and 64% said they believed only a minority of police were violent. Community-based solutions are among the most popular, whereas a small portion of Americans … In contrast, another poll by IFOP suggested that the number of people confident of the police was much lower, at … Today Joe Biden asked congress to take up police reform bills and said he would create a police oversight comission if elected president. French president responds to angry protests and concerns force is losing public confidence, Last modified on Fri 11 Dec 2020 05.38 EST. Lefebvre, who had written to the president to express the force’s anger at his comments, welcomed his quick response. The poll asked about police reform opinions in response to the civil unrest seen across the country since May. However, he rejected the term “police violence” saying neither racism or violence were systemic in the force. Finding a solution to the problem seems overwhelming to her: “I don’t even know where to start,” she said. The whole system might not be broken, but police departments need better hiring practices and less focus on petty crimes, she says. Reducing funding to police departments, a rallying cry for many protesters, received support from about one-third of respondents. Another poll by IFOP suggested the number of people confident of the police was as low as 37%. As Maryland legislative committees craft comprehensive police reform packages for the 2021 General Assembly session, they appear to have significant support from voters, according to a recently-completed poll. The poll, conducted May 29-30 — before the worst of the rioting in New York, Washington, Santa Monica, and other cities — included 1,060 adults and asked a variety of questions about what kinds of police reform people support. The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University released the poll Sept. 29 following a poll earlier that month which found Biden is leading Trump by 5 points among the state’s likely voters. The poll surveyed 1,113 U.S. adults as a part of the Hidden Common Ground initiative, which focuses on agreement and disagreement on solutions to tough public problems. The poll data indicates that Los Angeles County residents have a more critical view of police … In comparison, 68 percent oppose it. That cannot be justified,” Macron said last week in an interview that angered police unions. The poll identified several specific examples of responsibilities that more than half of respondents thought could be done by other professionals rather than police: sending social workers and EMTs to respond to mental health, substance use and domestic violence issues, assigning social workers and counselors to monitor school safety, and using cameras, drones and other technologies to enforce traffic laws. Someone had to hire the officers, after all. “We won’t be responding to President Macron’s invitation until he responds to our demands for police protections.”. In an interview with Brut, a video news site, on Friday, Macron also announced plans to set up a website where people could report complaints of discrimination and said bodycams for police officers would be introduced from next June. Amid Black Lives Matters protests across the country, President Trump signs an executive order that raises the standards for policing across the country. 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