The police officers in my hometown Munich are well-known for their Bavarian sense of humor, their coolness and friendliness. Nevertheless, when the police rings your doorbell in the middle of the night, the usual thought is: Something really bad must have happened.
Amid the nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death all over the United States, activists are now pushing for “participatory budgeting” and redirecting policing budgets towards school, mental health services, job creation, or public housing.
In parts of Dallas, Texas, 911 emergency calls don’t just involve the police. If the call relates to a mental health crisis, a mental health professional will respond with a team to help avoid violence, jail, or unnecessary hospitalization.
Police in Telangana, India have developed a new facial recognition app to help bring thousands of missing and trafficked children home. Last month, they scanned over 3,000 records and reunited over half the children with their families!
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