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Stay Up to Speed on Illinois' Pension Crisis With This Three-point Refresher

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.05.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois faces a major pension-funding problem. The state's Supreme Court is set to hear a case over whether or not a proposed reform, Senate Bill 1, is constitutional. Here are three things you should remember when thinking about the state's pension crisis.

Watch Police Surprise Needy Family With Christmas Tree After Answering Their 911 Call

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.04.2014 | Good News

This little girl got a pretty magical surprise for the holidays -- and it didn't even come from Santa. Officers Barry Ward, 49, and Terrence Param...

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

Puerto Rico Police Brutality Is Routine, According To ACLU

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The American Civil Liberties Union called on the U.S. Justice Department to take control of the Puerto Rican police forc...

In Defense of Neighborhood Watch

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.25.2013 | Crime
Norm Stamper

You want greater police accountability? Get involved. Push for citizen involvement in every aspect of police policies and practices, from civilian oversight to crime fighting.

Want to See People Strip for Free? Join the Police!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 06.04.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Want to see people strip for free? Well, thanks to the Supreme Court, you can!

Janell Ross

St. Petersburg Scraps Plan To Build Police Headquarters, 'Peculiar Smelling' CSI Lab Lives On

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

In St. Petersburg, Fla., just a few hours northwest of the Miami crime lab TV made famous, the city's forensic team toils in a lab that is anything bu...

Beyond the Numbers - Stop-and-Frisk from the Perspective of the Profiled

Jason A. Otaño | Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Ota&ntildeo

"Up against the car!" one of the men barks, as the others pushed the three of us up against the vehicle. "Where are the weapons?" The cops must have thought that the three Latinos in leather jackets were there to rob the college students on their way back to campus.

Catherine Pearson

Sleepy Cops: 4 In 10 May Have A Disorder, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

In 2008 a recording of an alarming, botched emergency call surfaced in Memphis, Tenn. A resident there dialed 911 saying someone was trying to break i...

Utah Anti-Gambling Laws End Community Fundraising For Police Dog

AP | DOUG ALDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A community campaign to raise money to add a drug-sniffing dog to a Utah police department had to change course when leaders di...

San Luis Colorado Scrapping Police Department For Budget Reasons

Pueblo Chieftain | MATT HILDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SAN LUIS -- Colorado's oldest town is now without a police presence. In a series of cuts designed to shore up a sagging budget, the town has ...

Bratton Versus Kelly: The Real Deal

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's proving to be quite a homecoming for Bill Bratton.