Policing

Publications

, NBC News
Abolishing the police and prisons is a lot more practical than critics claim
Marc Hyden

From NBC News:

Skeptics often argue that abolishing the police and our prison system is impractical.

How to Improve Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2021)—Today, R Street criminal justice and civil liberties scholars Casey Witte and Emily Mooney released a high-level overview of the formal law enforcement-driven youth…

The Front Line: A Scan of Law Enforcement-Driven Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland
Casey Witte & Emily Mooney

Press release: How to Improve Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland

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In SUPPORT of HB 1035, “State Government – Attorney General – Independent Law Enforcement Prosecution Unit”
Jesse Kelley

Chairman Clippinger, Vice-chair Atterbeary and members of the committee:

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am a government affairs manager for the criminal justice and civil liberties team at the R…

How Free Market Principles Can Improve Policing Past 2021
Emily Mooney

Press release: Effective Police Reform can be Achieved with Free Market Principles

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Effective Police Reform can be Achieved with Free Market Principles
Alexa Cunniff

WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2021)—The murder of George Floyd and other similar, recent events brought police brutality and racial injustice to the attention of the nation. In cities and towns across the…

, HuffPost
If Schools Don’t Overhaul Discipline, ‘Teachers Will Still Be Calling The Police On Our Black Students’
Emily Mooney

From HuffPost:

And once police officers are in the building, teachers and principals start to rely on them to handle misbehavior, not just violence, said Emily Mooney, a policy fellow with the R…

Policing the Police
Marc Hyden

This time last year, Americans were living in blissful ignorance of what 2020 would become—a year marred by a deadly pandemic and police violence-inspired civil unrest. There’s hope that…

In SUPPORT of SB 237, AN ACT concerning Public Safety – Law Enforcement Reform
Jesse Kelley

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the Government Affairs Manager for Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties policy at the R Street Institute—a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research…

, Newsy
Video: Were Capitol police prepared for the chaos?
Arthur Rizer

From Newsy:

R Street’s Arthur Rizer talks with Newsy about whether the Capitol police were prepared for the insurrection that unfolded.