The City Council voted unanimously to equip about 810 sworn police officers with body cameras next year, making a summertime pilot program permanent. However only 297 of the patrol officers will be required to wear them routinely.
A quarter mile of the road on 14th Street in the city’s downtown area will have the capability to charge electric vehicles that are equipped for such technology. The development will cost $1.9 million.
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Maya Berry, the executive director of the Arab American Institute (AAI), regarding the fact that, for decades, anti-Arab violence was omitted from hate crime data. According to the AAI, the FBI quietly removed the category from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 1992 and it remained missing until it was reintroduced in the 2015 report. While several states continued to track anti-Arab hate crimes separately from other groups, when that data was submitted to the federal database the numbers were added to the catchall category “anti-other ethnicity/national origin” bias incidents. (NPR — Dec. 1, 2023)