Campaign Zero is thrilled to announce two of our campaigns have been honored at the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards. Our Raise The Threshold and End All No Knocks advocacy campaigns were honored with the Gold Anthem and Silver Anthem, respectively, in the Non-Profit Campaign category. Raise The Threshold is an effort devoted to ending low threshold…
From The Washington Post Police carrying out 21 no-knock warrants have killed at least 22 people across the country since 2015, according to a review of The Post’s database of fatal shootings by police and hundreds of court records. In one case, an officer was also killed.
Dr. Pete Kraska highlights in his research that dynamic entries have been consistently rising since the 1980s. The analysis “examines the foundational role that CJ economic forces assert in driving state violence, and the threat thereof, particularly as it relates to police militarization.”
Report: Across the country, heavily armed Special Weapons
and Tactics (SWAT) teams are forcing their way into
people’s homes in the middle of the night, often deploying
explosive devices such as flashbang grenades to temporarily
blind and deafen residents, simply to serve a search warrant
on the suspicion that someone may be in possession of
a small amount of drugs. Neighborhoods are not war
zones, and our police officers should not be treating us
like wartime enemies. However, the ACLU encountered
this type of story over and over when studying the
militarization of state and local law enforcement agencies.