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This Is Not My American Dream

Margaret Huang | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Margaret Huang

Racial profiling is an ineffective policing tool, as well as a violation of human rights. This week, we will raise up the voices of Georgia residents who are ready to fight back against HB 87 and racial profiling.

For Violence Prevention, Better Enforcement Is Needed

Eli Lehrer | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC
Eli Lehrer

At least some of the proposals contained in David Catania's South Capitol Street Memorial Act are worthy ones. But I'm not sure that what Catania proposes would have done anything to prevent the tragedy.

Radley Balko

Have Police Departments Become More Militarized Since 9/11? | Radley Balko | Posted 11.12.2011 | Crime

New York magazine reported some telling figures last month on how delayed-notice search warrants -- also known as "sneak-and-peek" warrants -- have be...

Spies Really "Like" Us

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The recent riots in London brought the question up again of is social media the cause or simply a tool that helps facilitate something that would already be going on?

Woman Gets Hefty Fine, Tow For Loud Music In North Chicago

Lake County News Sun | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

NORTH CHICAGO -- A driver said she was blindsided by a city ordinance against loud music that calls for not only a hefty fine, but the seizure and imp...

Data Breach: Anonymous Hacks U.S. Law Enforcement Sites

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 10.06.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a d...

How Businesses Play Critical Role In Thwarting Terror

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

KILLEEN, Texas — Ultimately, it was the keen eye of a Texas gun shop clerk that helped authorities find an AWOL soldier who'd stashed bomb-makin...

Can Lollipops Calm Down Dunks?

Posted 09.19.2011 | World

The Canadian city of Victoria has a new solution to deal with the problem of rowdy crowds coming out of bars after closing time - give them lollipops....

Rhode Island Outlaws 'Sexting' For Minors

Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

Forget Drugs, Rhode Island is getting kids to say no to sexting. The state has banned minors from taking and sending personal images and, even thos...

Watch: Fast And Furious Gun Operation Under Scrutiny

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

Operation Fast And Furious was a government illegal gun-trafficking sting operation that ended up putting guns in the hands of criminals. Now some...

Facebook, The Latest In Crime-Fighting Technology

Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

By Jeff John Roberts NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining d...

It's Time to Reform California's Civil Forfeiture Laws

Christina Walsh | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Walsh

Through civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize private property that they suspect is involved with a criminal activity. Civil forfeiture laws make it easy for law enforcement to seize property -- and profitable.

Radley Balko

Myths Of The Criminal Justice System: Part 2 | Radley Balko | Posted 08.22.2011 | Crime

Note: As part of this week's launch of the HuffPost's Crime vertical, senior writer and criminal justice reporter Radley Balko outlines 10 popular myt...

Former BART Officer Released From Prison

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was released at midnight after 11 months of his two-year sentence for shooting and killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Feds Target Top Execs For Health Fraud

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases t...

Prepaid Credit Cards Preferred By Money Launderers

AP | By FRANK BAJAK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Forget bulk cash. Heavy and hard to hide, it's simply not the most convenient cross-border conveyance for a 21st-century money lau...

Another 9/11? Call 911

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The capture of bin Laden argues elegantly against high-priced, nation-building, mission-creeping war, and its inevitable collateral damage, in order to go after individuals who are, at bottom, criminals.

NRA's Deadly Agenda Is Out

Paul Helmke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In yet another sign of how out of touch it is with how people interact in a civilized society, the National Rifle Association is apparently so wrapped...

Is The FBI Up To The Job 10 Years After 9/11?

TIME | BARTON GELLMAN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

FBI Director Bob Mueller glanced at the black chronograph he wears Marine-style, the face inside his wrist. It was 7:38 a.m. Not quite time. He review...

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

Gun Shy: Firearms Dealer Worried ATF Would Let Weapons Slip To Bad Guy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity An Arizona gun dealer pressed by federal agents to continue selling weapons to su...

Justice for Mistreated Animals in Florida and Arizona

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We were happy to hear about meaningful criminal charges brought in two cases this week, after HSUS staff helped uncover a large animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona.

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

'For Official Use Only' Intel Memo Directs Police to Pipe Down on Facebook

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

In February of 2009, Gary Waters went to court in Brooklyn, accused of possessing a loaded 9mm handgun and bundle of ammo while on parole for burglary. It looked like a simple case. But Waters escaped the charge. Why?

Deeper Into the Shadows: The Unintended Consequences of Immigration Worksite Enforcement

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Obama's budget request aims to continue an immigration enforcement policy whose unintended consequences are pushing tens of thousands of people deeper into the shadows and into the underground economy.