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If the Russians Love Their Children Too: The Hypocrisy and Promise of "Bad" Public Servants

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

My question is why is it so easy to leap to the conclusion that there are "bad cops" and at the same time, not draw the same conclusions about "bad teachers?"

Being A Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing A Career

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

I grew up with a stutter. Does this mean I shouldn't have pursued journalism because I stutter? Does this mean I shouldn't conduct interviews, speak up in meetings or ask questions when I want more clarification?

Slain NYPD Officers' Widows Receive Over $1 Million In Donations To Pay Off Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Supporters have rallied around the families of two NYPD officers who were killed days before Christmas. The widows of slain officers Rafael Ramos a...

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.

50 Years Ago, My NYPD Cousin and Partner Were Fatally Ambushed in Brooklyn

Caurie Putnam | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime
Caurie Putnam

This is not a political post. This is not a divisive post. This is not an inflammatory post. This is a simply a post to show that when a bullet kills a police officer it reverberates, not just in the public sphere, but for generations.

Public Recordings of Police Officers Will Be Legal in Illinois After All

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I'm not sure how this caught fire and spread so quickly on Facebook and Twitter, because the whole point of the eavesdropping law revision was to remove language that made it a felony for any citizen to record a law enforcement officer on duty. It was that portion of the eavesdropping law that made it both unconstitutional and absurdly antiquated.

To Those Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Garner's Death Is a Call to Action

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are just a set of recent examples that have surfaced in large part due to our advances in technology. Let us take this opportunity to embrace what unites us, instead of focusing on what makes us different. Only then, will we be able to move our country forward.

Aussie Police Officers Take A Break From A Serious Summit To Get Their Dance On

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

Who says cops are all business? Police officers from the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia took a break to bust a move and get in the groove. Watc...

'I Do Not Want My Son's Death To Be In Vain'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

In a video released Thursday, the father of Michael Brown called for calm and asked the public to act peacefully in the upcoming days when a grand jur...

14 Questions And Answers About The Ferguson Grand Jury

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in ...

National Guard Prepares For More Ferguson Unrest

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's go...

After Deliveryman Gets Injured In Crash, Police Make Sure Both Justice And Pizza Are Served

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

When cops showed up at their doorway, this Portland, Oregon, couple couldn't help but laugh -- and for a very good reason. After a Pizza Hut drive...

Tips From Former Police Officers on How to Avoid Getting That Traffic Ticket

Quora | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime
Quora

If you were reasonable, and the infraction was not reckless or dangerous to others, you'd usually get a break from me. Once. I had a long memory.

When This Cop Tried to Shut Down the City's Worst Motel, He Ended Up Changing a Girl's Life

Chris Cognac | Posted 11.16.2014 | Good News
Chris Cognac

I knocked on door "K" and little did I know that the girl who answered the door, the skinny girl in pajamas, would be the person who gave me my soul back.

Black Philadelphians and Their Ungodly Fear of Police

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

To hell with political correctness, it's time to talk about the black elephant in the room.

Those Who Make It Possible

Anita Casalina | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

On days when you get to relax and have fun gathering with your friends and family for picnics and maybe some fireworks, give a few minute thoughts to those who keep us safe while we do it.

COP TOWN Proves Karin Slaughter Is One of America's Best Writers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Karin Slaughter is a great writer. She proves it with every new book she writes. She is great; she is unique; she is profound. Her latest novel COP TOWN proves all of these facts.

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

These 12 Acts Of Kindness Performed By Police Officers Will Show You Just How Caring Humans Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News

These 12 incredible gestures from police officers around the country remind us of the good in the world. From giving a homeless man without shoes ...

New Orleans Police Detective Gets Down With The Wobble Dance At Mardi Gras

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News

A New Orleans police detective is becoming famous online for his skills outside of law enforcement in the midst of Mardi Gras season. Detective Win...

10 Cops Caught Red-Handed Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Good News

These cops showed an inspiring side of law enforcement that the public doesn't always see. From taking the time to reach out to local youth to helping...

Transgender Cop Says She Faced On-The-Job Discrimination

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.06.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A transgender police officer has filed a complaint with a Connecticut agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work...

United by a Uniform: First Responders on The Front Lines of Suicide Prevention

Yost Zakhary | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Yost Zakhary

For many years, the prevailing culture among first responders, and members of the military and Veterans, has been stoicism. Whatever it was you'd gone through you'd better deal with quietly, deal with it alone and get back to work.

Naked Man Jumps In Pool With Children, Breaks Officer's Arm

Posted 09.23.2013 | Weird News

A Tennessee man is in some hot water after enjoying a cold swim. Police responded Sunday afternoon to reports of a naked man damaging cars, WMC-TV ...