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Trump nixes renaming military bases

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/10/20, 05:35 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Army bases such as Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, and Fort Hood derive their names from Confederate generals who fought during the Civil War. After U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he was open to discussions about renaming 10 major Army installations named after Rebel commanders, President Donald Trump ruled out the possibility.

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George Floyd’s brother speaks to Congress

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/10/20, 05:06 pm

WASHINGTON—As Congress considers the Justice in Policing Act, which would make sweeping changes to police prosecution and accountability, Philonise Floyd pleaded with them to “stop the pain.” Floyd, whose brother George died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, testified along with other African Americans before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs,” he said. “Do the right thing.”

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Kicking police off campus

Education | Districts debate the future of school resource officers
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/10/20, 04:53 pm

Shelby Township, Mich., Deputy Chief of Police Mark Coil compares police officers who work in schools to the neighborhood cops of his grandfather and great-grandfather’s day.

“They walked the beat, and they knew Al owned the bakery and Sal owned the butcher shop, and they knew everybody well,” he said, noting that a school resource officer can fill the same community role. “He’s consistent. He’s there every day. And he knows his people because the school becomes his beat.”

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