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Never Forget and Never Again

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

If we are to cease the threat that perpetrates our world, we must devise a strategy that permits the salvation of the innocent while eliminating those who threaten our very way of life. We must move forward in unity, with one clear message: "Never forget and never again."

What It's Really Like To Be A Cop

Quora | Posted 11.12.2015 | Crime

Police work usually involves lots of different things happening during the shift. Depending on the jurisdiction and level of calls, officers might be working call-to-call throughout the shift, or they might have to keep themselves occupied through their shift.

Misbehaving Cops & Pols: It's Easier in the Dark

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Scrutiny? Who needs it?

Protect Our Black Children

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Who can we count on to protect our children if the police and their teachers believe it is justifiable to treat them like animals?

Obama On Racial Profiling: I've Been Pulled Over For No Reason, Too

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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'Depraved Heart,' A Conversation With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is known to millions of readers worldwide. She has won nearly every literary award for popular fiction and has authored 29 New York Times bestsellers.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.

FBI Director Says Hashtags Are Worsening The Citizen-Police Divide

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- FBI Director James Comey told a gathering of police chiefs Monday that he believes officers are changing their behavior because they fear b...

Sex Trafficking Victims Return To Children of the Night After 36 Years

Dr. Lois Lee | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Dr. Lois Lee

Today, these successful women work in various fields including banking, firefighting, teaching, drug counseling and domestic violence advocacy. Juli works as an advocate for a Police Department and is headed for law school. Lynne is retired Homeland Security.

Observations From Below: Parking Wars

Bryan Dooley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

I'm encouraged because this has been a hot button issue in the disability community, since the creation of accessible parking spots. There is a lot of abuse, but there are many misconceptions. My friend is not alone in believing that in order to qualify for a placard; you have to have a visible need.

Georgia Man on the Road to Recovery After Four Decades

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

Before my recovery, I was all of those horrible, scary things that you hear about regarding mental illness and addiction. I was that in spades, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.

Let's Assume the Kids (and Ahmed) Are Alright, Not Criminals

Terri Burke | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Terri Burke

Islamophobia, and probably racism, certainly played a role in Ahmed's ordeal, but the fact is overzealous administrators, zero-tolerance policies, and law enforcement officers ill-equipped to deal with schoolchildren have compromised educational environments throughout the country.

Comcast To Pay $33 Million Over Privacy Breach

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.18.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million for accidentally publishing the name...

To Improve Police-Community Relations, End the War on Drugs

James Gierach | Posted 09.01.2015 | Crime
James Gierach

President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, charged with improving police-community relations and reducing crime, has largely overlooked one of the elements most essential to accomplishing this goal: the need to reform drug policy.

Decision Points: Police Should Engage in Local Justice System Reform to Build Trust and Strengthen Communities

Hassan Aden | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime
Hassan Aden

There is no singular solution to the crisis in local justice systems that many communities face. Only by focusing on the criminal justice system holistically can we help prevent unnecessary jail stays and reduce the problem of mass incarceration.

Feds Raid -- Are We Any Safer?

Matt Baume | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The story that we tell ourselves is that sex work is banned in order to protect victims of trafficking and exploitation. And while that's a worthwhile goal, there's just one problem: Arresting people who exchange money for sex may not stop exploitation, and in fact might make things worse.

50 Loyal Deputies, Officers Shave Their Heads To Stand With Coworker Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

These law enforcement members showed their support for a colleague who has cancer in a way that will have you buzzing.  Undersheriff William...

Tall Cop, Short Cop Photo Shows Police Isn't One Size Fits All

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2015 | Crime

One tall cop and one not so tall cop posed for a memorable photo. And for good measure, the Internet is loving it. That's the long and short of it. Th...

Why More Women in Law Enforcement Means a More Just and Peaceful World

Legal Momentum | Posted 08.21.2015 | Crime
Legal Momentum

When I was 11, my family visited Washington, D.C., and the absolute highlight of the trip was a tour of FBI Headquarters. I asked the guide a question. "Can girls be FBI agents?" His response: "No, because girls would spend all their time painting their nails."

Let's Celebrate US Army Ranger Grads Griest And Haver

Lauren C Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Lauren C Anderson

Let's celebrate this great achievement of Captain Griest and Lieutenant Haver. Let's pull for the remaining third woman to complete Ranger School. And let's allow them to do their jobs, as members of a team, without the media attention. They already stand as incredible role models for young women everywhere.

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Make the Call -- Call 911 During an Overdose

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Children loose playmates, parents lose friends, ties are broken and silence is the norm. These are the same individuals that hesitate to call when it happens to them. They do not want to believe that it could happen in their own home.

Drug War Enables Police Roadside Sexual Assault

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime
Sharda Sekaran

It's a story so awful that even though my job involves constantly reading news about drug war atrocities, I avoided this one for days.

It's Time to End Prosecutorial Immunity

Evan Bernick | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Prosecutorial misconduct is a reality. So is the lack of any meaningful legal recourse for its victims. It is time to abolish a rule that stands as an affront, not only to the letter of federal law, but to our aspirations towards a just legal order.

Canadian 'Mindful Cop' Offers Tools to Change Policing

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Mel Sellick

He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.