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Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Weed-Seeker Gets Pranked By Cops On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Here's some solid life advice: If you're on the hunt for marijuana, don't tweet about it. Kunith Baheerathan, a mechanic at Mr. Lube in Toronto, C...

What Do Police Officers Think of the TV Show Cops?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime
Quora

For better or worse, it's pretty real. If there is a misleading aspect, it's that incidents don't usually come as often or as close together as it appears.

Meanwhile, In Denmark...

Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy

Dear NYPD, here is one alternative to stop and frisking people, courtesy KRS-One....

Hit and Myth: The Heat

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Angry and funny female avengers, enacting aspects of the infernal Roman Goddesses known as The Furies, inhabit the new hit female buddy film The Heat.

Radley Balko

What Cop T-Shirts Tell Us About Police Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Earlier this week, an anonymous public defender sent Gothamist this photo of an NYPD warrant squad officer wearing a t-shirt with a pretty disturbing ...

Why Don't Cops Pull Completely Off the Road When They Pull Over a Speeder?

Quora | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tim Dees, Retired Police Officer There are several approaches to vehicle positioning on traf...

Seedy No More, Miami Is Hip Hip Hip

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Same drugs, same cops, same beautiful bodies in skimpy attire, but the town has evolved into a huge non-stop city, always fabulously gleaming in the sun, but with the increased road traffic that comes with a whole lot more people.

Raid Of The Day: Doy Vanderburg

Radley Balko | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the Warri...

Dude, This Sequester Thing Is Gonna Be Awesome!

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

My dawg Dylan says we'll be able to smoke weed in public like anywhere, because they're gonna fire all the cops in town. Think about it, dude. No cops! No firemen either, so my posse can build a smokin' bonfire at the lake.

WATCH: Gay Cop On Being Closeted On The Police Force

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gregory Miraglia, an openly gay ex-police officer, joined HuffPost Live to chat about why he kept his sexuality a secret for over two decades while on...

Catherine New

Why Dunkin Donuts Gets To Stay Open In Boston

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.19.2013 | Small Business

On Friday afternoon, a handful of Dunkin' Donuts stores remained open in the Boston area to serve coffee and donuts, despite the widespread lockdown o...

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...

Prosecutor Shaming: Florida State's Attorney Ed Brodsky

Radley Balko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

Last May, Sarasota County, Florida Dep. Dominic Fornal claimed he could smell marijuana coming from the inside of a car he was following at 35 miles p...

Raid Of The Day: Stephen Shively And Officer Tony Patterson

Radley Balko | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

October 12, 1995: At around 3 am, college student Stephen Shively woke up to the sound of police battering down the door to his apartment in Topeka, K...

Raid Of The Day: Robin Pratt, Shot And Killed In Front Of Her Daughter

Radley Balko | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

In March 1992, police in Snohomish County, Washington conducted six simultaneous raids on members of the same extended family. An informant had implic...

Raid Of The Day: Isaac Singletary

Radley Balko | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

Known around the neighborhood as "Pops," 80-year-old Isaac Singletary moved into his high-crime Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood in 1987 to care for...

No, Mr. Vice President, Today's Cops Are Not "Outgunned"

Radley Balko | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

I suppose it's no surprise that Vice President Joe Biden was put in charge of President Obama's gun control initiative. Biden has always been an innov...

Raid Of The Day: Sylvia and Elsa Romero

Radley Balko | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

November 2, 1992: Fordham University student Sylvia Romero and her sister Elsa were relaxing in their apartment when they heard a loud knock at the d...

Why Are There No Good Data On Police Use Of Force?

Radley Balko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently ran an editorial praising a new program by University of Missouri-St. Louis criminologist David Klinger that will...

Indiana State Police Chief On Pot: 'I Would Legalize It'

Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

After spending 40-plus years trying to enforce marijuana laws, Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell said Tuesday he'd like to see weed l...

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

Blind Man Tasered By Cops Who Mistook White Cane For Samurai Sword

Posted 10.17.2012 | World

A blind man from Lancashire, England, was Tasered by police last Friday after law enforcement officers mistook his white cane for a samurai sword, rep...

Radley Balko

Our Broken Criminal Justice System: The Issues No One Is Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Our broken criminal justice system wasn't discussed in the first two 2012 debates, and it's unlikely it will be addressed in the two that remain. In f...

Movie Review: End of Watch

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a Chekhovian truism that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off before the end of the play. That apparently didn't register with David Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch, a competent but unremarkable new cops-on-the-streets tale.