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The Real Cost of New Cops

David Feige | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Feige

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio's unveiled his 78.5 billion dollar budget proposal this week. In it, one big ticket item: 1,300 new police officers. The hiring initiative is great politics but it is terrible policy.

Lilly Workneh

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...

Jason Cherkis

Cover Up: D.C. Police Cited For Refusing To Identify Themselves In Hundreds of Cases | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints issued a scathing report this week on how officers with the Metropolitan Police ...

Man Wins Fallen Deputy's Patrol Car At Auction, Gives The Keys To Grieving Sons

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Two Colorado brothers now have a beautiful way to remember their late father, all thanks to a selfless man with a huge sense of compassion. Sam Br...

We Often Forget to Say Thank You and Sometimes It's Too Late

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Sometimes it takes a lot of words to make a point but at other times a few sentences will do. Kevin McRae worked with my son on the Washington, DC department.

Officers Respond To Home Invasion, Shoot Homeowner

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.08.2015 | Crime

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story May 7 about the shooting of a man by Charleston County sheriff's deputies, The Associated Press erroneously repor...

Cops' Moms

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Hold it, Ed. Here comes your mom.

Toddler Gets Pulled Over By Cop, Loves Every Minute Of It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.30.2015 | Good News

When officer Bill Mayo pulled over Jaxon Arbuckle last week, it wasn't exactly the end of a hot pursuit. Jaxon, a 2-year-old who lives in Louisvill...

Methadone and Buprenorphine 101: A Guide for Law Enforcement

Tessie Castillo | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Lately, with all the talk about rising rates of opioid use and addiction, we are hearing more about opioid treatment programs (OTPs). OTPs provide o...

Isaiah Washington Talks 'Driving While Black,' Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Black Voices

Actor Isaiah Washington appeared on "CNN Tonight" on Wednesday to respond to the heavy criticism he's received online after posting tweets about Chris...

Chris Rock Takes A Selfie After Cops Stop Him For The 3rd Time In Under 7 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

Chris Rock took a selfie after being pulled over by police while driving Tuesday, marking the third time in seven weeks he's posted while being stoppe...

Officials Uphold Dismissal Of Police Officer Over Fatal Shooting Of Dontre Hamilton

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who was fired after fatally shooting an unarmed black man with a history of mental illness violated depa...

LOOK: Honolulu Cop Slams Man Into Ground

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 03.03.2015 | Hawaii

A Honolulu police officer was caught on cell phone video slamming a man to the ground in the Palolo Valley in an incident that could result in a lawsu...

You Are the Person Behind the Badge

Lynette Mae | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime
Lynette Mae

The symbol of the badge requires more from an officer because no other individual is given so much authority and trust. What other profession has the ability to literally take away someone's freedom? In a country built upon individual freedom, this is no small thing.

Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city'...

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

How Police and Protestors Can Make Progress in 2015

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

So it's time to end the noise and hostility, and initiate change. A good place to start would be for police departments and community leaders to start speaking with each other instead of at each other, and to do it in a meeting room instead of on the streets.

Why We Should Respect Law Enforcement

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

What is needed now is calm and thoughtfulness, and a real willingness to engage in dialogue on both sides. But respecting law enforcement is a critical part of that equation.

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Black Officers Torn Between Duty And Race

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND and KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

Jorge "Jinho" Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff's deputy in Alameda County, California. "I f...

American Impunity Abroad and at Home

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. But it's precisely human nature that is the problem; the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. We must be willing to consider ourselves culpable, and to put ourselves at risk.

What Happened to Protect and Serve? Cops, Civilians and Guns

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

If you'll excuse my descending into cliche, the issue that began in Ferguson, Mo. is moving beyond racism to the present-day penchant of police departments to apply military thinking to civilian life.This thinking leads cops to expect and insist on instant obedience in any interaction. If they don't get it, they escalate.

Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

For an inside perspective, I turned to Rick Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Taser International - the leading provider of Tasers, cameras and evidence archival software for police departments.

Cops and Courage

Ann Medlock | Posted 02.01.2015 | Crime
Ann Medlock

What's going on when some police officers escalate violence instead of calming it? Why would a professionally trained cop panic and kill when he could disable the person he sees as threatening? How are law-enforcement officers recruited?