1. Snail-paced police reform

Illustration of three overlapping police badges, oriented differently, with marks around the badges

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

One proposal after another has been offered on ways to tackle systemic racism in policing — but nearly all have fallen short, and significant reforms have been slow.

The big picture: Protests, technology and court orders have forced some departments to face transformation, but systemic barriers continue to stall major changes.

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