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Prosecutors Can Play Role in Ending Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

No one argues that a federal prosecutor's role is easy. And, in many ways, the revolution in prosecution requires them to make even more subtle and difficult judgments than they do already. But if the nation is to end mass incarceration, with a criminal justice system suited to that goal, we must collectively embrace the revolution in prosecution.

Things That Cops Know, But Most People Don't

Quora | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Quora

There probably are teenagers who can handle alcohol responsibly outside the direct supervision of an adult. We never run into them, though.

Google and Apple Aren't Letting Police Into Your Phone. What Does That Mean in the Fight Against Crime?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

As technology evolves, the bigger questions are worth considering, because the day when media devices "go dark" and become completely inaccessible to law enforcement may be coming.

Prosecutors Object to War on Weed

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of all the pro-legalization arguments, this could perhaps be the strongest one. The laws don't work.

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

Quora | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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.

Police Forum Report Says Syringe Exchange Encourages Drug Treatment, Lowers Injury and Disease

Tessie Castillo | Posted 09.12.2014 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Just when it seems like law enforcement will never buy into the idea of syringe exchange as a tool to reduce disease and prevent needle-stick injury...

How One Town Hopes To Mend Police Relationship With The Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

The city of Rochester, New York will kick off a program on Saturday aimed at improving relations between community members and law enforcement -- and ...

How It's Easier to Become a St. Louis Police Officer Than a Barber

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

Barbers and hairdressers, like Dionne Flowers of St. Louis, are an integral part of the society. The inconceivable, unknown detail in this story is that Dionne had more training for her license as a hairdresser, than the officers who pulled the trigger on Kajieme Powel had for their licenses.

A Nation Divided; A Call to Action

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

The events just played out in Ferguson, Missouri remind us that our nation's work to bridge historic racial and economic divides is far from finished.

Demonstration, Legislation: Hand-in-Hand Towards Progress

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's Ferguson, Staten Island, New Orleans, Oakland, or anywhere in the United States, we know that change will only occur when national standards are implemented and enforced.

From Ferguson to Forest Grove: Keeping Hope Alive for Racial Progress

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

This cause is part of America's great unfinished business. We all have a moral obligation to carry on until the dream of equality is reached in full.

The Militarization of American Policing

Stephen Downing | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime
Stephen Downing

The military mission is to confront and kill a defined enemy. The peace officer has no enemies. His or her mission is to protect the community and everyone within it. No matter what crime they may have committed, all are entitled to the protections of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and due process.

Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why a Police Force Should Reflect the Community It Serves

Gyasi Ross | Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

I think about my teenage years: Broke. Confused. Horny. Doing stupid shit. Which brings us to Ferguson. Which brings us to Mike Brown. Which brings us to a militarized police force that enforces laws on a community that it doesn't know.

You Can't Be Successful Globally Without This...

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Contextual intelligence is essential to a successful global career. It requires one accepting that they know less than they think they do and leading every new global and cross-cultural experience with humility and an openness to learning.

Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Warning: The video above contains graphic content. Protests continue following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson po...

Preventing Future Fergusons

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices. Racial disparities in our justice system abound. But there is also a subtler dynamic at work: how the government spends money and the very real and human consequences of those decisions.

'Who's Looking for Me?': God's and America's Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope every Black leader, parent, grandparent and preacher will mount a united and irresistible voice to end the structural exclusion of millions of children from the education and other opportunities required to keep them from dead-end lives.

In the Wake of the Shooting Death of Ezell Ford, the Elephant Has Outgrown the Room: It's Time to Re-Imagine Law Enforcement

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 08.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Julie Bergman Sender

The similarities between Ford's death and Michael Brown's death beg not just for answers as to why this continues to be a common occurrence, but also demand swift and permanent change.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Why Do Cops So Often Shoot To Kill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The fatal shooting of a man by police on Tuesday near St. Louis kept the spotlight on law enforcement's use of deadly force, as protests...

Crisis Management 101: A Wakeup Call for Law Enforcement Organizations Everywhere

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime
Ian I. Mitroff

To say the least, the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri raises highly disturbing and troubling issues for law enforcement agencies everywhere.

Ferguson: We Are All Missourians

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

 In the America that I want to live in, it's not all right for police to intimidate entire communities with automatic weapons, riot gear and armored vehicles.

An Exit Strategy for Ferguson

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

It's pretty basic. Belief in the supremacy of civilian control over the armed forces is the cornerstone of American democracy. The institutional failure evident in Ferguson, MO is a sign of civilian dereliction.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Michael Brown Killing Reignites Debate Over Deadly Force

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reopened the debate over law enforcement protocol and the use of deadly force. ...

What Our Laws Say About Dogs in Hot Cars

Stephen Wells | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

Just a few minutes in a hot vehicle can harm or kill your pet. Too often, a neglectful dog owner goes into a store "just for a minute" only to find his dog dead in the car upon his return -- and such neglect carries serious legal consequences

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little attention has been devoted to what is done with the information NSA collects.