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Just A Video Of Some Police Officers Chasing A Pig

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.14.2017 | Weird News

Cue the “Benny Hill” theme tune. An escaped pig gave police officers the runaround in Redbridge, northeast London, on Wednesday afternoon. Amusing...

U.S. Tourist, British Teacher Killed In London Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.24.2017 | World

An American tourist and British teacher have been identified as two of the civilian victims in the London terror attack Wednesday that left five peopl...

London Police Officer Fatally Stabbed In Terror Attack Identified As 15-Year Veteran

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.23.2017 | World

A police officer who was among those killed in Wednesday’s terror attack outside the British Parliament building in London has been identified as 48...

Finally! Occupy Wall Street's One Demand is Revealed

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.07.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park.

Armed Crime Deterrence in Metropolitan America: Making the Patchwork More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.21.2017 | Crime
Dennis Santiago

I've grown tired of positional arguments about guns. I understand the emotional passions that surround them, but I do not agree that satisfying those emotions has much bearing or merit on what's right for making sound public policy when it comes to how firearms figure into managing public safety and crime deterrence in the United States.

Police Troll Drug Dealer With Amusing Note After Finding Stash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.18.2016 | Weird News

British police had just one word for a drug dealer after finding a secret cannabis stash -- "unlucky." Officers discovered $60 worth of the drug hidde...

Grime and Open Data: A Match Made in London

Jack Hardinges | Posted 11.05.2016 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.

Police Brutality and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Constance Scharff, Phd

The vast majority of police officers fall somewhere in the middle of the mix, neither villains nor heroes, but hard-working, dedicated people doing a tough job - sometimes doing that job well and sometimes making poor choices.

One Day in Court: All the Justice You Can Afford

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.28.2016 | Crime
Pia de Jong

-- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits "You have the right to remain silent," says the judge, sitting at a high podium in front of a monumental wall. At o...

To Those Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In the UK we live in one of the richest nations on earth. Yet it's also a country where the greatest predictor of educational success is your parent's income.

City's Armed Police Will Now Wear Body Cameras

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Armed police in London will wear body cameras to film their actions during encounters with civilians, a top police official said Thursday. The ann...

Who Can Report Harassment to WMATA? Everyone

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.24.2013 | DC
Patrick McNeil

Earlier this month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a new way for riders to contact the metro police department: via text.

Madeleine McCann's Parents Say Police Making Progress

Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

Madeleine McCann's parents feel "closer" to knowing the truth about what happened to their daughter, who disappeared six years ago today while the Bri...

A Case for Sherlock Holmes

Len Levitt | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Maybe the only person who can figure out Bill Bratton's future is Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Watson.

Wouldn't You Deface A Racist Ad?

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

I could imagine walking through the subways of New York City seeing these racist ads, and Mona's actions seem to strike at the very real and raw reaction we should all have towards hate.

Phone Hacking Scandal: Met Police Refers Files On Five Journalists To Prosecutors

guardian.co.uk | Josh Halliday | Posted 08.11.2012 | Media

Scotland Yard has referred files relating to five journalists arrested on suspicion of phone hacking to prosecutors, the Crown Prosecution Service has...

Kardboard Kops vs. Artist Activists -- Robert Lederman Crusades for Occupiers

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Long before a single Zuccotti protestor waving a cardboard sign decorated with protest art was ever arrested, Robert Lederman had been there, done that.

Body Found In Hunt For Missing UK Actress

Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

Police searching for missing ex-EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie have pulled a body from a canal. Gemma McCluskie, 29, who is 4ft 11in tall with...

British Press And UK Police Warned Against Close Relationship, In Wake Of Phone Hacking Scandal

guardian.co.uk | Caroline Davies | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

A too-close relationship between senior Metropolitan police officers and sections of the media compromises the ability of both to investigate each oth...

The Return of the English Morality Tale?

Mark Donne | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK
Mark Donne

As I write, the saints and apostles of St Pauls Cathedral are looking down on several hundred people with just as much moral purpose as they ever possessed.

Scotland Yard's Unprecedented Attack On Journalistic Freedom In Phone Hacking Case

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Media

British police are trying to force the Guardian newspaper to reveal the confidential sources that allowed it to break a crucial story in the phone hac...

Police Use Flickr To ID London Riot Suspects

TheNextWeb | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

London has been the scene of utter chaos over the past few days, and last night it hit a new peak when it seemed many parts of the UK capital were und...

Heathrow Airport Arrests: 3 In Custody After Bomb Threat In London

AFP | Sam Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AFP) -- Armed officers stormed a plane at Heathrow airport as it was about to depart for Dubai and arrested three men on suspicion of making a...

London Police Accused Of Waterboarding Suspects

Times Of London | Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Metropolitan Police officers subjected suspects to waterboarding, according to allegations at the centre of a major anti-corruption inquiry, The Times...