*Patrick Brooks Police unions are the single greatest obstacle to long overdue policing reform in the United States, which has been vehemently demanded in recent months. Roughly thirty-three states provide collective bargaining rights to law enforcement through statutes informed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the NLRA, and most state statutes, collective bargainingContinue reading “Police Unions, Labor Law, and Reform: Collectively Bargaining Away Public Policy Decisions and Individual Constitutional Rights”
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Should a Bright-Line Rule Control Taser Deployment?
Should a Bright-Line Rule Control Taser Deployment? Janet Franklin* The Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Armstrong v. Village of Pinehurst, 810 F.3d 892 (4th Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 2016 WL 2839881 (S. Ct. Oct. 3, 2016), which established a bright-line rule in regards to taser deployment by law enforcement officers, effectively limits the scope ofContinue reading “Should a Bright-Line Rule Control Taser Deployment?”