House Passes Sweeping Policing Bill Targeting Racial Bias and Use of Force Democrats’ legislation would institute significant changes to the rules that govern how police officers operate, but it is doomed in the Republican-led Senate. Have Americans Warmed to Calls to ‘Defund the Police’?As they learn more about it, voters have shown some receptiveness to the phrase, polling suggests. But they largely want to reinvest resources, not eliminate departments. Top U.S. business executives urge Congress to pass bipartisan policing reformTop business executives in the United Sates are calling on the U.S. Congress to pass bipartisan policing reform before its August recess, in the wake of protests against police brutality and racial bias in the criminal justice system. N.Y.C.’s Budget and a Cut to N.Y.P.D. Funding, ExplainedA city government reporter for The Times explains New York's grim fiscal reality, and the moves meant to placate calls to defund the police. LA police department funding officially slashed by $150m following systemic racism protestsOther US cities also cutting police budgets, including an effort in Minneapolis to disband city’s force Maya Wiley, de Blasio’s former top counsel, considering 2021 mayoral run“It’s very real, it is serious. She’s received a lot of calls and encouragement” to run, a Democratic source close to Wiley told The Post on Wednesday. NYC votes to shift $1bn from policing to social servicesActivists are rejecting any plan that does not make what they see as a real difference in advancing racial justice. Hopes fade for reform of massive U.S. criminal justice systemDespite a renewed focus on wrongful arrests and racial discrimination after the death of George Floyd, meaningful reform of the massive U.S. criminal justice system is unlikely ahead of the November election, politicians and activists say. Big business plunges into police reform“Corporate America cannot sit this one out." Police chiefs and mayors push for reform. Then they run into veteran officers, unions and ‘how culture is created.’When police departments push for new practices, rank-and-file officers and union leaders offer powerful resistance. Top CEOs endorse calls for police reform, another sign of momentum on the issueThe Business Roundtable, representing CEOs of large companies, calls for Congress to pass a bipartisan plan for change. Opinion | Can the N.Y.P.D. Handle a $1 Billion Cut? YesProtests and a fiscal crisis shine a new light on the biggest Police Department budget in America. $1 Billion Is Shifted From N.Y.P.D. in a Budget That Pleases No One“We can’t allow folks from outside our community to lecture us about Black lives,” said a City Council member, opposing the police cuts. New York City mayor says will cut $1 billion from police budgetNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed with the City Council to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department's funding in the municipal budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which is due to be passed later on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers descri $1 Billion Is Shifted From N.Y.P.D. in a Budget That Pleases No One“We can’t allow folks from outside our community to lecture us about Black lives,” said a City Council member, opposing the police cuts. Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting, from schools to mental health. Now officials are rethinking that. Violence rises in Minneapolis, as debate over role of police ragesIn the month since Memorial Day, the city has seen dozens of shootings and an erosion of public trust. Congressional Black Caucus seizes on push for racial justice to wield greater influenceThree caucus members are being considered by Joe Biden as a vice presidential nominee while the organization, about to mark its 50th anniversary, is looking to claim more chairmanships. U.S. House passes sweeping police overhaul after George Floyd's death | The Japan TimesBut in the stalemate over the policing overhaul, the two U.S. parties are settled into their political zones, almost ensuring no legislation will become law. House Democrats pass sweeping police overhaul, Senate stallsWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved a far-reaching police overhaul Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the... House Democrats pass 'George Floyd' police reform bill despite opposition from TrumpBill would make it easier to prosecute and sue police officers for misconduct, among several other provisions Police Groups Wield Strong Influence in Congress, Resisting the Strictest ReformsLaw enforcement groups, which have donated generously to members of both political parties, have dictated the terms of the debate on an overhaul, prodding lawmakers to reject the toughest measures. Republican senator sees effort this week to revive police reform debate in U.S. CongressU.S. lawmakers will try this week to revive efforts to enact police reform legislation in Congress, a Republican senator said on Sunday, after moves to address police misconduct following the death of George Floyd deteriorated into partisan bickering. US House poised to advance sweeping police reforms amid protestsTrump threatens a veto as civil rights groups and police unions square-off over changing rules for use of force. After weeks of protests, meaningful police reform appears unlikelyDespite the personal risk, their voices were heard by fellow citizens and politicians alike, as demonstrators sparked a protest movement unlike any in modern history. And it all may have been for nothing. House approves police reform bill named in honor of George FloydThe House of Representatives on Thursday passed policing legislation named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice and prompted weeks of protests and civil unre In St. Paul, police reform is working | The Japan TimesNot far from where George Floyd was killed, a young mayor is making big changes.