iOS app Android app

Law Enforcement

Former BART Officer Released From Prison

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was released at midnight after 11 months of his two-year sentence for shooting and killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Feds Target Top Execs For Health Fraud

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases t...

Prepaid Credit Cards Preferred By Money Launderers

AP | By FRANK BAJAK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Forget bulk cash. Heavy and hard to hide, it's simply not the most convenient cross-border conveyance for a 21st-century money lau...

Another 9/11? Call 911

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The capture of bin Laden argues elegantly against high-priced, nation-building, mission-creeping war, and its inevitable collateral damage, in order to go after individuals who are, at bottom, criminals.

NRA's Deadly Agenda Is Out

Paul Helmke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In yet another sign of how out of touch it is with how people interact in a civilized society, the National Rifle Association is apparently so wrapped...

Is The FBI Up To The Job 10 Years After 9/11?

TIME | BARTON GELLMAN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

FBI Director Bob Mueller glanced at the black chronograph he wears Marine-style, the face inside his wrist. It was 7:38 a.m. Not quite time. He review...

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

Gun Shy: Firearms Dealer Worried ATF Would Let Weapons Slip To Bad Guy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity An Arizona gun dealer pressed by federal agents to continue selling weapons to su...

Justice for Mistreated Animals in Florida and Arizona

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We were happy to hear about meaningful criminal charges brought in two cases this week, after HSUS staff helped uncover a large animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona.

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

'For Official Use Only' Intel Memo Directs Police to Pipe Down on Facebook

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

In February of 2009, Gary Waters went to court in Brooklyn, accused of possessing a loaded 9mm handgun and bundle of ammo while on parole for burglary. It looked like a simple case. But Waters escaped the charge. Why?

Deeper Into the Shadows: The Unintended Consequences of Immigration Worksite Enforcement

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Obama's budget request aims to continue an immigration enforcement policy whose unintended consequences are pushing tens of thousands of people deeper into the shadows and into the underground economy.

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Cust...

No, He Wouldn't -- Would He? House Speaker's State May Get $450 Million Extra

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Buried deeply in the 359 pages of ugly surprises in the House GOP's budget bill is a provision that would mean one community in America would do a lot better than all of the others.

Immigration Reform and Border Communities: We Need Bipartisan Problem-Solving

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Our southern border is being used a pawn for politics rather than progress. What is really infecting the border cities in America is rhetoric about "border violence."

Low on Water, Short of Crop Land, Beijingers Turn to Golf

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel K. Gardner

Considering the sizeable amount of land taken out of production, the water and the pesticides needed, and the harmful effects of intensive turf management, Beijing's golf craze makes little sense.

When Can Cops Gain Access to My Private Info on Facebook?

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
G.W. Schulz

While the entire picture of government surveillance and investigative tactics online isn't clear, pieces of the broader story have surfaced, helping citizens better understand what may happen to their personal information on the Internet.

Traffic Jams: Trading Dignity for Protection in Sex Work Debates

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For both trafficking survivors and voluntary sex workers, recognition of their rights under the law often comes at the expense of their social power.

Why Are Some Cops So Hostile to Marijuana Policy Reform?

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

State prosecutors, police, sheriffs, and attorneys general are almost universally opposed to marijuana policy reform measures, to the point where they actually spend time and money lobbying against us. Why?

A Muslim's Duty to Society: The Time to Step Up is Now

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Recently, Representative Peter King (R) NY announced his decision to hold hearings on the radicalization of Islam among American Muslims. I gave the m...

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's... Phoenix Jones? Seattle 'Super' Man Takes Law Into Own Hands, Shoos Carjacker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Batman. Spiderman. The Green Hornet. And now, Phoenix Jones. By day, he may be your average Joe. By night, however, one Seattle, Wash. man assumes a ...

Georgia Must Enact Anti-Profiling Laws

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

When I testified this month before the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform, a committee of 14 Republicans convened to draft legislative prop...

Gun Store Tied To 2,500 crimes in D.C. and Maryland

Washington Post | David S. Fallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Realco has been known as a leading seller of "crime guns" seized by local police, but a year-long Post investigation reveals the magnitude of Realco's...

ASPCA Announces Groundbreaking Research Study Underscoring Importance of Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Sayres

Our recent findings validate what we have long assumed -- that there is a major need for training for officers charged with enforcing animal cruelty laws and investigating cruelty cases.

In Harm's Way for Wildlife: Conservation Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Even compared with some of the most hazardous jobs in the law enforcement field, game wardens face tremendous risk. Their job is also one of the most ...