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Monday, March 22, 2021

Botched Response to the 2020 Riots

 Mike Allen at Axios:

More than a dozen after-action reports on police handling of last summer's racial-justice demonstrations provided "a damning indictment of police forces that were poorly trained, heavily militarized and stunningly unprepared," the N.Y. Times reports (subscription).
  • Why it matters: "[T]he problems highlighted in the reports are fundamental to modern American policing, a demonstration of the aggressive tactics that had infuriated ... protesters to begin with."

Go deeper: 115-page investigation of NYPD response ... 102-page investigation of LAPD response (both free).