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Why I Fled St. Louis

Ace Robinson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

I have many nephews and godsons who are growing up Black in cities that are notorious for the abuse of Black boys. I promise them that I will support them with anything that they dare to dream. But what I cannot promise them is safety from the police.

Should We All Get on a Bus to Missouri in the Morning?

Stacy Bare | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Stacy Bare

I want this to end. I want to wake up tomorrow and have this be an ugly dream. I want to think that what I was told I went to fight for, and what I was told the 'terrorists' hated, my American way of life and freedom and such, is really what I went to fight for, but this, this is outrage.

Today I Saw an Embalmed Corpse, How About You?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

As part of a valuable experience I was seeking for a story, I worked part time for a week in a funeral home. You know, just to get a feel of what Six Feet Under was like. I have to admit that there is no monkey business to report after a few days, all is calm and regal.

James Brown Biopic: Should Life Stories Really Include Fabricated Incidents?

Charles Thomson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

It is surely irresponsible to insert significant, fictitious incidents into movies marketed as true stories. Besides which, James Brown's life story was about as dramatic as they come. If you can't turn that into a compelling movie without inventing non-existent shotgun fire, nobody's life story is safe.

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds: 75 Percent Of Newark Police Pedestrian Stops Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-year federal investigation into the conduct of the Newark Police Department found that the vast majority of pedestrian stops con...

In Defense of Giving Naloxone to Cops

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

Naloxone programs represent a paradigm shift in law enforcement attitude toward drug users from a "lock'em up" mentality to an emphasis on the value of all human life.

Jameis Winston Cited For Stealing Crab Legs From Supermarket

BroBible | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Crab legs from a Publix? How does one even go about stealing those? That’s about the least inconspicuous thing one could possibly steal. Since he wa...

5 Terrifying Ways Police Can Legally Screw You Over

Cracked | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weird News

In America, the courts have again and again given the police all sorts of leeway to royally screw up your life for almost no reason at all. It's just ...

30 Years Later, Meet The Sole Survivor Of Terrible Tragedy And Cop Who Became Her Mom

New York Times | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact

The bodies were discovered throughout the first-floor railroad flat in Brooklyn, a bizarre still-life of death. Many of the victims remained seated in...

5 Terrible Things I Learned Working As A 911 Dispatcher

Cracked | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

I went into the job of 911 operator and police dispatcher with certain expectations: I'd hear crazy shit, I'd help people, and everyone involved would...

DOJ Trains Cops To Work With Transgender People

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals,...

WATCH: Crime Fighter By Day, Yogi By Night

Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Westport, Conn., cop Richard Failla never expected to fall in love with yoga, but after attending just one class with his next-door neighbor, he was h...

Tiger Mom vs. Golden Retriever Mom, Which One Are You?

Amy Koko | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Amy Koko

Did I over-love? Did I want their road to be so smooth, so flat and effortless that I ran ahead filling in the pot holes before they hit them? Am I in fact, Golden Retriever Mom? I want to run and play and lick you when you cry and growl at anyone who dares to cross you, whether you get an A+ or a C-, or worse.

The Meaning of Brian Tacadena

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Sam Slovick

Thirty-four years since Montoya's death, Tacadena's death raises the same questions and some new ones, like why is there is no national database and standardized reporting system for people killed by the police?

DOJ Agency Warns Of Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

In the monthly e-newsletter for the Justice Department's Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program, Senior Policy Analyst Karl Bickel sounds t...

The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. Is Hiring Cops With Shady Pasts

Radley Balko | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

A whopper of an investigation from the L.A. Times over the weekend found that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department -- the largest sheriff's dep...

First Anal Probes, Now This. The Drug War Takes Another Horrifying, NSFW Turn In New Mexico.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

From the state that gave us stories of forced anal probes, enemas, and colonoscopies a few weeks ago, we now get this: A New Mexico woman clai...

White Woman Experiences 'Walking While Black'

Radley Balko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Over at the local D.C. blog PopVille, a resident writes about a recent interaction with Metro police: I think I had my first experience of bein...

Talking "Warrior Cops" With Bill Maher

Radley Balko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Last week, I flew out to Los Angeles to do an interview for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. You can watch video of the interview below. I typically d...

Terrifying Drug War Story Of The Day: Man Receives Multiple Anal Probes After Traffic Stop

Radley Balko | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

New Mexico news station KOB is reporting on a traffic stop that quickly devolved into a nightmare. The incident began January 2, 2013 after Da...

When Did 'To Serve and Protect' Become 'To Seize and Profit'?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

Under many civil asset forfeiture laws around the country, cops can take people's money and property without proving anyone guilty, or indeed without even making an arrest. The more they seize, the better off their departments are.

Kickstarter Campaign Seeks Funding For 'Puppycide' Documentary

Radley Balko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

The indie production company Ozymandias Media is asking for help to fund a documentary looking at the issue of police killing dogs. They've just launc...

Is Banksy on the Run From the New York Cops?

Rob A.L. Brown | Posted 12.23.2013 | New York
Rob A.L. Brown

Graffiti artist Banksy is two thirds of the way through a "residency" on the streets of New York City but it seems that the project has run into a spot of bother in the last 24 hours.

But For Video: Philly Cop Dismissed For Being 'A Freaking A-Hole'

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Chalk another one up to the power of social media and personal technology. Officer Philip Nace . . . is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get ...

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.