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4-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT, by Indiana University

Protests have erupted all over the nation in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans killed by police. The Black Lives Matter movement has called out these latest deaths as evidence of police brutality and social injustice at the same time law enforcement has been called on to maintain order during the protests. The clashes during protests have been marked with tear gas, looting and fires and have led to questions about the relationship between law enforcement and their communities and police training. Experts from Indiana University and IU East are available to comment on these topics.

Natalie Hipple

Natalie Hipple is an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Bloomington, is an expert on gun violence, problem-solving policing, incident reviews, restorative justice and evaluation of criminal justice programs.

David Kim

David Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University East. His research areas include perceptions of police, police-citizen contact and community policing.

M. Michaux Parker

M. Michaux Parker is the associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Indiana University East. His research areas include gangs, transnational crime, police department organization and management. 

Wayne James

Wayne James is deputy superintendent for regional law enforcement for the Indiana University Police Department, which has police divisions on each campus. James also serves as the chief diversity officer for IUPD. James' areas of expertise include law enforcement, diversity and inclusion, community policing, use of force, and fair and unbiased policing.

Stephanie Whitehead

Stephanie N. Whitehead is an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University East. She has written on the subjects of policing and race and the representation of social class and crime in popular culture. 

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Those darn property taxes! Insights from Texas tax protests
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Everyone loves to complain that their taxes are too high. Yet few people actually take the time to formally protest them. A recent deep-dive into property tax appeals in Texas offers new insights on what motivates people to protest or accept their tax obligations.

Newswise: Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
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Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
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Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Tufts University

Presidential election turnout among young people ages 18-29 reached 52-55%, significantly higher than the 45-48% turnout of 2016, according to a new youth turnout estimate released today from CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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Released: 16-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher published a new study today that tackles how groups make decisions and the dynamics that make for fast and accurate decision making. He found that networks that consisted of both impulsive and deliberate individuals made, on average, quicker and better decisions than a group with homogenous thinkers.

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