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Chicago Police To Donald Trump: We Asked For Help And You Never Responded

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of Chicago’s rising homicide rate, the city’s police department says multiple requests for f...

Arrest Made In Decadelong Cold Case After Podcast Renews National Attention

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts

Tara Grinstead, a teacher in Ocilla, Georgia, was last seen on Oct. 22, 2005. After more than a decade of false leads and dead ends, police arrested t...

No 'Military Forces' Will Be Used In Deportations, Trump Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Hours after President Donald Trump said that recent immigration enforcement efforts were “a military operation,” Homeland Security ...

Police Make More Arrests As They Raid Dakota Access Protest Camp For Second Day

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Officers on Thursday arrested 46 protesters and forced out all other people who remained in a camp that had been the epicenter o...

You No Longer Need A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

New Hampshire residents no longer need any kind of license to carry a concealed handgun after the state repealed a nearly century-old law that allowed...

ACLU Sues Milwaukee Over Stop-And-Frisk, Widening Challenge To Police Practice

Reuters | Nick Wing | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

By Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Wednesday to halt Milwaukee’s stop-and-frisk policy, a nationally controversi...

Supreme Court Torn Over Whether Constitution Should Apply To Cross-Border Shootings

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As the administration of President Donald Trump readies a new crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the Supreme Court on Tuesday weighe...

Houston Area To Decriminalize Some Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Reuters | Nick Wing | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS Houston and the county containing the fourth most-populous U.S. city will decriminalize low-level marijuana possessi...

We Can Stop Gun Violence Without Blaming People Living With Mental Illness

Josh Horwitz | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A lot can change in five years. If you had asked me five years ago how we should approach the intersection of guns and mental illness, I would have sa...

ICE Reportedly Detained A Domestic Abuse Victim Who Sought Court Protection

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained a domestic violence victim at an El Paso County Courthouse last week shortly after the ...

Boston's Beloved Police Cat Moves Into Upscale New Home

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

The cutest member of Boston’s police force is living in style. SWAT Cat, the unofficial feline mascot of the police Special Weapons and Tactics unit...

Trump Ordered Federal Agencies To Tally Up How Much Aid The U.S. Gives Mexico

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump ordered federal government agencies to pull together a list of all the programs that benefit Mexico either directly or indirect...

Trump's Voter Fraud Lies Have Gone From Bad To Worse

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Michael Keegan

What could be worse than the U.S. president spreading lies and conspiracy theories about voting fraud to make himself feel better about losing the pop...

After Another Excused Chicago Police Killing, It's Time To Trash Their Contract

Dave Stieber | Posted 02.16.2017 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

It is possible that you may have missed the announcement last week that the Chicago police officer who killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones and 19-year-old...

Autism And Police: My Plan To Protect My Driving-Age Son (And Yours)

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 02.16.2017 | OWN
Holly Robinson Peete

The nightmare ends the same way every time: I drive up on my house and see police cars with lights on. Policemen with guns drawn. I see a young man in...

Harnessing the Power of the Public for Bold Change

Lenore Anderson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Crime
Lenore Anderson

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the founding of Californians for Safety and Justice, an advocacy organization seeking to replace prison and j...

Why It's Important To Remember The Supreme Court's History On Gay Rights

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Judge Merrick Garland, and with the possibilit...

Law Enforcement K-9 Can't Hide How Much He Loves His Partner

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.11.2017 | Good News

You may not be able to tell by the picture above, but Officer Levi Knach and his K-9 partner Kenobi “enforce the law with a vengeance,” according ...

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Across U.S., Stoking Fears Of 'Deportation Force'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on undocumented immigrants is in full force this week, with increased deportation effo...

Investigators Say French Police Who Sodomized Black Man With A Baton Did So By Accident

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.09.2017 | World

French investigators said Thursday that the police officers in Paris who sodomized a young black man with a baton did so accidentally, and that the in...

Trump Gives Thumbs-Up To Cops Taking More Stuff Away From People

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― During a meeting with sheriffs on Tuesday, President Donald Trump got a misleading lesson on the controversial practice of asset forfei...

States Are Trying To Stop Cops From Taking Innocent People's Stuff

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

Over the past six weeks, lawmakers in more than a dozen states have filed legislation to overhaul or eliminate civil asset forfeiture, a controversial...

U.S. House Passes Bill Requiring Warrants To Search Old Emails

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday to require law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warr...

National Security Vets Warn Court That Donald Trump's Travel Ban Threatens Country

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

As legal briefs pile up in the legal battle over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, a group ...

Trump Inches The U.S. Closer To Constitutional Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The morning after a federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, President ...