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Cab Driver Blames Speeding On Passengers' Farts

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

This excuse stinks. When police officers in southern England stopped a taxi driver for speeding in Bournemouth on Friday night, he blamed it on his pa...

Donald Trump's Claim That There's A 'War On Police' Is Still Bunk

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home

Last year was one of the safest years on record for U.S. police, FBI data released Tuesday confirmed. The numbers follow a sustained downward trend in...

Cop Spends 2 Months Working Undercover At Burger King, Nets 5 Grams Of Weed

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home

An elaborate undercover narcotics operation at a Maryland Burger King ended not with a bust, but with a whimper. After spending nearly two months masq...

Implicit Bias In The Presidential Debate

John A. Powell | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
John A. Powell

"Implicit" bias refers to associations that are not fully conscious. We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind. Because the mind processes so much information, the brain has evolved to look for short cuts.

Police shootings and race in America: Five essential reads

The Conversation US | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Danielle Douez, The Conversation Editor's note: The following is a roundup of stories related to policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. Polic...

Overcoming Disparity: Young Men And Boys of Color and the Future of America

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Henry A. J. Ramos

Black and Brown young men have been disproportionately targeted, apprehended, tried, sentenced, and incarcerated as a byproduct of America's draconian approach to justice over recent decades.

NYPD Commissioner Plans To Step Down Next Year

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Monday that he will leave his post by the end of 2017. “When I find the right time, that’...

Policing and Democracy Breakdown

Hector Villagra | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Hector Villagra

It's not enough to support or favor police reform; we must demand it. We need to let politicians know - through letters, phone calls, email and faxes as well as visits to and pickets of their offices and ultimately at the polls - that there is a price to pay for failing to enact police reform, and we must be willing to make them pay it.

Standing Together Against Injustice

Steven Choi | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Steven Choi

This year, as our communities get out the vote in the 2016 presidential elections, we keep in mind all these injustices that continue to plague black and immigrant communities.

Does 'Black Lives Matter' still matter?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington Before the shooting in Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and the one in Baton...

Guns Really Cause Police Shootings

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Nigel Barber

The pattern is clear enough. Handguns are very dangerous for the police and the public alike but what to do with this evidence is a lot trickier.

Usually I Wait

Melba Pearson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Melba Pearson

If you are angry at police use of force, the answer is not to shoot innocent people as was done in Dallas. It shifts the conversation from policing as a whole, to allowing officers to justify excessive use of force on people of color because "look what happened in Dallas, we are under attack."

Policing Takes A Toll On Officers, Too

The Conversation US | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

There are many facets of police work of which the general population is not aware. It is hard for non-officers to understand what officers experience on a daily basis and what the outcomes of these experiences might be.

Just How Deep Is America’s Racial Divide?

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home


Kindergarten Cops, or Over-Policing's Devastating Impact on Social Mobility

Willa Seldon | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Willa Seldon

By Willa Seldon and Debby Bielak In 2010, I [co-author Willa Seldon] was sitting in my former office at the Glide Foundation when one of our front-li...

Power Loves the Dark

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Matthew Harwood

With little public debate, often in almost total secrecy, increasing numbers of police departments are wielding technology to empower themselves rather than the communities they protect and serve at a time when trust in law enforcement is dangerously low.

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

Homelessness and Neoliberalism in LA: A Crisis of Values

Jonathan Russell | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home
Jonathan Russell

In order to avoid simply remaking our "neoliberal bed," we will need to remake our values as we replenish the housing stock. If people of faith are willing to risk and speak out as prophets -- prophets with social service know-how -- they might be able to contribute to the construction of a more livable world, a world not as hard as the otherwise austere neoliberal bed.

How the City of Albany is Advancing Smart Criminal Justice Reform

Gabriel Sayegh | Posted 04.01.2016 | New York
Gabriel Sayegh

Yesterday marked the launch of Albany's innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, making New York's capital city the first jurisdiction on the East Coast, and only the third in the nation, to launch LEAD. Albany's reform approach highlights the growing role cities are playing in the growing national movement to end mass incarceration and the failed war on drugs.

The Right Approach to Terrorism

William Astore | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
William Astore

Military strikes and raids generate collateral damage and blowback, arguably creating more enemies than they kill.  We're helping to sustain a perpetual killing machine, a feedback loop. 

Why Police Warned Their Community About A Rap Battle Challenge

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

When a Massachusetts police department posted a “community notice” about a suspicious rap battle, Facebook users and the media pretty much immedia...

Implicit Bias Training for Police May Help, but It's Not Enough

Destiny Peery | Posted 03.14.2016 | Home
Destiny Peery

If we're not confronting the ways that police culture or the criminal justice system or media representations are biased against certain groups, awareness of implicit biases will do little to prevent racial bias in policing or society more broadly.

Black Lives and Blue Uniforms on Campus

Dante Barry | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Dante Barry

The relationship between black lives and blue uniforms is one that demands our attention if we are going to make progress toward a tomorrow where liberation is achieved. Under the radar of what many are talking about now, is the relationship that law enforcement on college and university campuses have with the surrounding community.

My Theory on Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

You cannot police self-hatred. It stems from poverty and a lack of opportunity. It's easy to blame the violence on gangs, but you will find that the majority of violence is interpersonal if you dig a little deeper.

Chicago Police Shooting Data May Reveal New Ways to Reduce Deaths and Racial Disparity

The Conversation US | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
The Conversation US

Better discipline and training are part of the solution, but they are unlikely to make dramatic difference by themselves. To create meaningful change, we must look beyond officer shooters in high-profile cases like that of McDonald and Michael Brown.