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What Is Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Seattle police officers got a surprise the day a woman approached with cocaine rocks in her hand and asked to be arrested. "I want to be enrolled in the LEAD program," she said, referring to a new initiative aimed at diverting people who are frequently arrested into social services and treatment.

Cops Ask Armed Citizens To Fight Terrorists. What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

A number of local sheriffs across the nation are calling on their citizens to take the fight against terror into their own hands as the world continue...

Tipping the Scales of Justice: Why Don't We See More Women in Law Enforcement?

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

I think back to that experience with Kamala and I can honestly tell you that even with all of Kamala's strengths -- an extremely successful litigation career, an excellent fundraising network and plenty of charisma -- taking on "the Old Boys' Club" was extremely challenging.

A Way Forward on Preventing Gun Violence

Tom Dart | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago
Tom Dart

The fact is that the initial sale of a gun is almost always legal. It's at the point where the owner faces criminal charges or mental challenges that the issue of legality gets muddled.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.

Cops For and Against the Drug War

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

From uniformed beat cops to homicide dicks to sheriffs more and more of the nation's police officers are coming to realize that our 40-year drug war is an unmitigated failure.

New Report: It's Now a Crime to be Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

A report in today's USA Today by the nation's most reputable mental illness researcher, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey shows that in the United States, you are ...

Fear, the Abuse of Power, and the Need for Immigration Reform

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Amaya

Many of my law enforcement contacts have been struggling with this issue: How can they effectively protect the public from real threats when a certai...

Electric Mini Coopers For L.A. Sherriffs

gas2.org | Written by Jerry James Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LA County Sheriffs stuck driving Crown Vics are about to be left feeling tragically un-hip. Their Board of Sups just approved a deal with BMW to lease...

Who Cares About New York?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Urban America is resurgent and hearing the stories -- both good and bad -- from its diverse environs will help city dwellers and suburbanites alike better understand the nation's economic challenges.