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Feds, Alabama Reach Deal To Ensure Greater Access To Driver's Licenses

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Invoking its authority under civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement with Alabama off...

Amazon Refuses To Comply With Police Request In Arkansas Murder Case

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.28.2016 | Crime

Amazon is opposing a judge’s order to turn over audio data from a murder suspect’s artificially intelligent speaker ― the Amazon Echo ― to aut...

'TRAUMATIZED CITY': More Than 50 People Shot In Chicago During Christmas Holiday

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.27.2016 | Crime

Chicago continued its horrifying parade of violence over the Christmas holiday with 57 shootings and at least 12 dead. Several surviving victims were ...

Obama’s Labor Team Took Aim At Wage Theft. But They’re Gone In January.

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

Like a lot of other hotel housekeepers, Iris Castro wasn’t being paid for all the overtime she worked at the Baymont Inn in Galveston, Texas. After ...

A New Missouri Law Could Give Kids Serious Criminal Records For School Fights, Schools Say

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.10.2017 | Black Voices

A new Missouri statute is drawing the ire of civil rights advocates over concerns that it unnecessarily criminalizes children. However, a state lawmak...

Court Rules It Was ‘Reasonable’ For Cop To Shoot Dog For Barking

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.22.2016 | Crime

A federal appeals court has sided with police officers who fatally shot two dogs during a drug raid, even though officers testified that one of the do...

Walmart Ditches 'Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter' T-Shirt After Police Protest

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business

Walmart is dropping the online sale of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts bearing the message “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter,” it announced Tuesday...

Yahoo's Secret Email Scanning Shows U.S. Spy Push To Loosen Constitutional Protections

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

By Joseph Menn (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc’s secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials ...

The Search Warrant That Rocked The Election Is Legal Garbage, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

The warrant connected to the FBI search that Hillary Clinton says cost her the election shouldn’t have been granted, legal experts who reviewed the ...

Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Of Ex-Cop Who Killed Unarmed Driver In 41-Shot Barrage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

A Dallas County, Texas, judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the case of a former Garland police officer charged with manslaughter in the 2012 fatal...

Orange County Judge Blasts Sheriff In Jail Informant Scandal: 'What Is Going On Over There?'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ― One day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff...

Resignation Of Entire Police Force Leaves Indiana Town In Turmoil

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.16.2016 | Crime

An entire police force in a central Indiana town resigned this week after citing a number of troublesome alleged dealings with town officials. Former ...

We Have No Idea How Many Latinos Get Arrested Or Imprisoned In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.15.2016 | Latino Voices

All law enforcement agencies should track data on Hispanic ethnicity because no one has any idea how many people ensnared by the criminal justice syst...

GOP Lawmaker Tells Trump To Create A Federal Muslim Surveillance Program

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is encouraging Donald Trump to create a federal Muslim surveillance program that’s modeled after New York City...

Hackers Breached U.S. Election Agency After Vote

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

The U.S. agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the elections in November, ...

Reducing Stigma and Hate Crime in Post-Election America

Kevin Hogan | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Kevin Hogan

Middle school students chanting, "Build that wall!" in their school's cafeteria. A college student whose hijab was so forcibly pulled from her head ...

So You Want to Live in a Police State?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If you think a police state will make America great again a.) you're wrong, and b.) you've got your candidate -- Donald Trump and the Deplorables are ...

To Serve And To Stigmatize?

Kevin Hogan | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hogan

The Los Angeles Police Department's motto "To Protect and to Serve" was etched into my mind while I was still a kid living on the other side of the co...

Law Enforcement Uses StingRays To Spy On Americans And Lies About It

Kris Hermes | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In this relatively uncharted tech landscape, the state can easily and indiscriminately spy on us, invade our privacy, and push the limits of democracy with little regard for the consequences of such widespread abuse.

'Black And Blue' And Race At The Center Of The Presidential Debate

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

As they make their case to the country and battle it out over a host of issues, one key area they must -- must -- address is race and criminal justice reform. In fact, it needs to be the center of the presidential debate.

Police Chief Buys Car For Homeless Family So Kids Can Get To School

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

When Police Chief Aaron Easton of Marysville, CA learned that a homeless family in his community was struggling to get their two young girls to school...

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

The Life and Times of Cleveland's Very Own "Super Cop"

Seth Ferranti | Posted 09.06.2016 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

True crime historian Rob Sberna first heard about Cleveland police officer Jim Simone when he was researching the Ariel Castro case in 2013. Castro had kidnapped three Cleveland girls and held them hostage in is house for years.

Police And Civilian Confrontations: Applying UCLA's CICARE To Deescalation

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Crime
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Like most transformational consultants and advisors, I believe that you can’t solve a problem that requires a paradigm shift from within its paradigm. However, you sometimes can solve it, if you think and reach outside your box.

'Predictive Policing' Doesn't Work

Ezekiel Edwards | Posted 09.01.2016 | Crime
Ezekiel Edwards

“Predictive policing” has an enticing ring to it. The idea is that you feed a bunch of data into a mysterious algorithm, and poof, out comes intel...