Ben Porter
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Buffett Foundation Fellow

Ben Porter is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in journalism with a minor in entrepreneurship. He has had several stories published across the state through the Nebraska News Service.

Battle for police reform has been fought for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Dianie Chavez/News21)

Researchers find ‘race discipline gap’ penalizes Black officers

Retired police chief Charles Wilson, who is Black, sees a problem: Black officers accused of misconduct at higher numbers than their colleagues might not speak up. A 2021 Indiana University study showed disciplinary disparities in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.