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WATCH: Video Of Cop Punching, Arresting Man Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

A Green Bay, Wis. police officer is under the microscope after a video emerged of him punching a suspect who is accused of cursing at him and resistin...

The Traffic Ticket Racket and Its Erosive Effect on Community Policing

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I fought the law and the law didn't show up in traffic court the other day, so my case was summarily dismissed. Oh, happy day... sort of. After p...

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...

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.

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Male Police Officer Dresses As Amish Woman To Catch Alleged Child Predator [PHOTO]

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

Police officer Chad Adams dressed as an Amish woman for nearly two months earlier this year, in an attempt to catch a man who Amish families in Wester...

Watch: Mom Fends Off Intruder Alone After Calling 911 37 Times

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Alicia Cappola of Everett, Washington, said she called 911 37 times after a man tried breaking into her home on Thursday. An hour after her first call...

'Drug Endangered Children' Laws Will Do More Harm Than Good

Diane Goldstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Diane Goldstein

We have seen significant damage done to families through laws that replace common sense and an evaluation of individual circumstances with zero-tolerance laws that foster injustice.

These 12 Acts Of Kindness Performed By Police Officers Will Show You Just How Caring Humans Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News

These 12 incredible gestures from police officers around the country remind us of the good in the world. From giving a homeless man without shoes ...

'She Is A Hero, No Question About It:' Canadian Woman Helps Police Officer After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Melissa Mcglensey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News

One woman's quick-thinking amid chaos may have saved a cop's life. Linda Hunt, 54, came to the rescue of a Canadian police officer who was shot in ...

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,...

Hawaii Cops Can Have Sex With Prostitutes

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Friday vowed to restore a line in a bill that would make it illegal for police to have sex with prostitutes. Cu...

After a Decade of War Abroad, a More Militarized Police Force at Home

Andrew Woodman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have winded down, police have actively recruited military personnel and equipment, turning domestic police departments into small battalions more suited for Kabul than Peoria.

Monica Jones and the Fight Against Racial and Gender Police Profiling in the U.S.

Darby Hickey | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Darby Hickey

The rights violations that police commit in the course of enforcing anti-prostitution and other "quality of life" laws are so pervasive and those targeted so stigmatized that the system is rarely challenged. Which is why Monica's stance is so important.

Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Once again, the U.S. government is attempting to police the world when it should be policing its own law enforcement agencies.

The UN in South Sudan: impartial, unwavering and committed

Hilde Johnson | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Hilde Johnson

As the fighting broke out in Juba on the fateful night of 15 December, thousands of civilians flocked to the gates of the United Nations Mission in So...

Vigilantes With a Badge: The War Against the American People

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist.

Back to the Future: Bringing Community Policing Back to San Jose

Sam Liccardo | Posted 02.24.2014 | San Francisco
Sam Liccardo

We are fighting for a stronger economy, better schools, great public services, and all the other things we want for San Jose -- because a safer city is necessary to making all of them possible.

Courage on the 60 Freeway

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

You're driving on the freeway. A car in front of you bursts into flames and there are people inside. What do you do?

How Not to Shoot the Family Dog

Tricia Spencer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Crime
Tricia Spencer

Emotions are running high in the wake of yet another shooting of a family dog by a police officer. This time it happened in the small town of Filer, Idaho. It's not the first time such a thing has happened, and unless something changes, it surely won't be the last.

WATCH: Deputy Attacks Shackled Inmate In Courtroom

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susane Greene. DENVER — Denver’s safety department waited a year to discipline a sheriff’s deputy for grabbin...

Modern Policing vs. The IACP

Diane Goldstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Crime
Diane Goldstein

We are now in a moment where both opportunity and a path for law enforcement leaders exists to negotiate an honorable truce and develop an exit strategy to America's longest war through the adoption of harm reduction policies.

Brazil's Undeclared War on Young Black Men

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Brazil is a vast, varied and amazing country of tremendous potential that is increasingly assuming a role on the international stage. But its potential will only be fully achieved when it ends the subtle and overt racism and the social exclusion behind the war on its young black men.

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

Is Pacification Increasing Violence Against Women in Rio's Favelas?

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

It is unclear what is causing the increase in violence against women in Rio's favelas. But here is what I do know: Rio has one of the most blatant and fascinating systems of control when it comes to keeping poor people of color marginalized.