Major Physics Society Will Not Meet in Cities with Racist Policing Records

Major Physics Society Will Not Meet in Cities with Racist Policing Records

The idea that dawned on him would eventually steer a major physics society to take a stand against police brutality. Specifically, he proposed that such organizations should not hold their large annual meetings—which can bring thousands of visitors and an influx of cash—in cities with bad policing records. In November, the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, Maryland, which has more than 55,000 members, announced that it will consider police conduct when choosing cities for future meetings. Some called on other scientific societies to implement similar measures. The society said the law posed a risk to transgender people, and instead held the meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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