July 2021 News Roundup

News Roundup - National Police Support Fund

As Illinois begins to implement a statewide police reform bill that makes police body cameras mandatory and allows for anyone to file an anonymous complaint against police officers, Chicago shootings are subsequently on the rise.

The disrespect for police and major policing changes in Illinois are resulting in mass retirement and a shortage of officers. In February, Thomas Bennett introduced HB 3643, which if passed would focus on hiring officers that were representative of the communities they serve and in line with law enforcement priorities.

Disrespect and danger for officers, shortage of officers and legislation that empowers criminals and takes away from officers are all common themes from this month and it’s not just happening in Illinois. It is happening all over the country as seen in the articles below.


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