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Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

18 Hours: Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt Offers Lessons for Police

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Minutes after news went out that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been flushed out of the boat where he was hiding, Watertown exhaled. "Go Watertown!" crowds shouted.

18 Hours: How Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Elude Police During Marathon Bombing Manhunt

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Several eyewitnesses gave us the same account of Tsarnaev's escape. Tsarnaev, driving a stolen Mercedes SUV, ran over his brother and then rammed the vehicle into two police cars that were blocking the road.

18 Hours: 'Self-Deployment' May Have Caused Confusion During Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime
Phillip Martin

At 10:31 p.m. on April 18, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was fighting for his life after being shot multiple times while sitting in his cruiser. Fellow officers rushed to his side trying to stem the bleeding.

18 Hours: Lingering Questions Surround Boston Marathon Watertown Shootout

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime
Phillip Martin

In between the Marathon bombings and the arrest of a suspect hiding in a boat, 18 hours will be frozen in our collective memories.

Michael McLaughlin

Cops' Twitter Strategy Tested During Manhunt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

Anyone in Cambridge, Mass., who sees flashing lights or hears sirens need only log onto the police department's Twitter account to find out what's goi...

Gates Crowley Beer Summit! Part Deux

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember when Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley and President Barack Obama all sat down for the major news ...

"This Comment Has Been Removed"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

How long will it be before one of those pistol-packing town-hallers, driven to the brink by publicly aired hate-talk, pulls his gun, and then its trigger?

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Man Arrested After Criticizing Police May Sue

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawyer arrested by D.C. police last weekend for disorderly conduct after chanting "I hate police" plans to fight the charge in court and is puttin...

Gates, Crowley, Biden and Obama: A Teachable Moment?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.

Gates and Crowley Share a White House Beer - President Obama Declares an End to Racism

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With the four men seated at a round table with their frosty mugs of beers, and with Biden and Obama with uprolled sleeves, the picture could not have looked more fake and insincere.

Everything Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley Needed to Know, I Learned at a Montessori School

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehmu Greene

Both Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates had more than enough intellectual resources to identify alternatives in a heated confrontation -- both men chose not to use them.

The Gates Arrest: Racism? Not so much. Classism? You betcha!

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.

A Beer For The Guys -- A Leech For The 911 Caller

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

While Crowley gets the 15 minutes of White House fame -- and a free beer -- that he inveigled out of the President -- perhaps a decent lawyer will come forward and offer to represent Lucia Whalen.

Bud Lights & Civil Rights Tonight at the White House: What Will America Learn

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

I hope that the president, Crowley and Gates don't just share a "beer" and sweep this whole mess under the carpet. I hope they start a dialogue that gets them talking about how our unconscious prejudices cloud our day to day judgments.

Jim Crowley: Racist or Thuggish Bully?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Obama was right in the real world (maybe not politically). Crowley certainly did act "stupidly." But Professor Gates acted stupidly as well.

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Conversation About Gates Arrest Precedes Arrest

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A lawyer who moments earlier had been complaining to friends about police overreaction in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., got a...

Why This White Guy Was Not Arrested While Trying to Break Into a House Not His Own

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

My hope is that white folks will finally get what our African-American brothers and sisters have been trying to get through our thick skulls for about half a century now: It's different being black.

Health Care vs. White House Beer? Are You Kidding Me?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Is this former lifelong Republican, now an avid Obama supporter, the only American with a sense of fury directed against the divided Democrats when it comes to reforming health care?

Officer Crowley

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Can Prejudice Be Justified?

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Do the isolated incidents in my past and what I have seen justify an overall prejudice toward all policemen?

Gatesgate: They've All Got It Wrong.

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel

The case has forced Americans to look at the issue of policing from the perspectives of African-Americans and cops themselves. If we're smart we'll learn from this.

My "Teachable Moments" with the Cambridge Police

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Billy Kimball

The recent uproar about the arrest of the distinguished Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates called to mind my own experiences with the Cambridge police during my years in college, several decades ago.

Obama: His Own Best Crisis Manager

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The president followed the classic, three-part standard of crisis management: acknowledge your mistake, do it as quickly as possible and, ideally, do it yourself and not through a surrogate.

Post Racial America? You Are Right!

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bekeh Utietiang

We still have a long way to go in healing the divisions that exists between us and in "perfecting our union." It would be stupid to delude ourselves that we are in a post-racial America.