State capitols reckon with racism in policing

Racial equity is on the docket in state capitols this year. It’s been eight months since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. Millions marched to declare Black lives matter and demand changes to police accountability, tactics and biases. This anti-racist movement, built over decades, has seeped into state capitols nationwide and promises to bring significant changes to housing, health care access and policing policy in the first full legislative session since that pivotal summer. “It’s the right time. It’s way past the right time,” said Washington state Sen. Manka Dhingra, a Democrat. She i…

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