police conduct When BPD Uses Tasers Or Pepper Spray, Blacks Are Often On The Receiving End By Ryan Denham • Jul 2, 2020 Amy Niebur / WGLT On a Thursday afternoon four years ago, the police watched as Donnelly Jackson left his mother’s house on Riley Drive in Bloomington after a short visit. Davis, LaHood Vote Against Police Reform Bill; Support GOP Plan Instead By Ryan Denham & Claudia Grisales • Jun 26, 2020 Carolyn Kaster / AP House Democrats made good on their plans to respond to a national outcry for reform of the nation's law enforcement departments, with the chamber on Thursday approving wide-ranging efforts to overhaul the way police do their jobs. Records: NPD Rarely Uses Force, But People Of Color Disproportionately Impacted By Ryan Denham • Jun 24, 2020 Staff / WGLT Normal Police officers rarely use force on the job. But when they do, people of color are more likely to be on the receiving end of that force. ISU Discussion Focuses On Empathy And The Long History Of Black Trauma By Sarah Nardi • Jun 21, 2020 Facebook As violent images of the recent deaths of black citizens proliferate the media, some scholars and activists sense an opportunity to pursue lasting change. Normal's Human Relations Commission Plans Next Steps After Floyd Killing By Andie Bernhardt • Jun 18, 2020 YouTube The Normal Human Relations Commission met this week to deliberate on how to make positive changes within the community. How Alleged Police Misconduct Is Handled In Bloomington-Normal By Ryan Denham • Jun 17, 2020 Courtesy You might think Gabriella Calhoun would be on the front lines leading protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. B-N Police Leaders Point To Safeguards Already In Place On Use Of Force By Ryan Denham • Jun 16, 2020 Ryan Denham / WGLT Bloomington-Normal police leaders say many of the reforms being proposed nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s death have already happened here, including a ban on chokeholds and increased emphasis on de-escalation training.