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Police Reform

This Is Why We March

Marc H. Morial | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.

What You May Not Know If You Have Never Been Accused of Being a Drug Mule

Mitch McEwen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Mitch McEwen

Often when I tell white Americans about my experience with police, their response is one of incredulity. It strikes me that after the events of Ferguson and Staten Island, perhaps we are doing ourselves a disservice by not sharing these stories and not being open to hearing them.

Following the Garner Case, We Need to Restore Confidence in Our Justice System Now

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

We cannot wait months for the legislature to act. We can, and must, act now. Existing state law authorizes the governor to supersede any local district attorney on any criminal matter by appointing the attorney general to investigate and prosecute the case.

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Activists, Encouraged By White House Meeting, Still Predict Uphill Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists involved with the Ferguson, Missouri, protests followed their presidential meeting on Monday with words of caution: There's a ...

Getting Beyond Ferguson

David M. Kennedy | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
David M. Kennedy

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking initiative to take on one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation: the strained and often broken relationship between many communities and law enforcement. It is time, and past time.

Mariah Stewart

As Ferguson Protests Spread, So Does Residents' Backlash Around St. Louis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- The locations of demonstrators who descended on the St. Louis area over the weekend to push for national reforms regarding police brutali...

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Protesters Clash With Police Ahead Of 'Ferguson October'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Police officers, some of them outfitted in riot gear, clashed with hundreds of angry protesters early Friday morning in a St. Louis neigh...

Ferguson: Fifty Shades of Black and White

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

What has to happen is for enough Americans of conscience to say "this is evil" and "we reject lethal racism" and "we demand police reform." It can be done. It has been done before.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

Huffington Magazine This Week: Under Fire

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Radley Balko looks at how an unprecedented police reform movement got its start in one of America's most conservative states: Utah.

Huffington Issue 75: Unlikely Police Reform, A Tale of Two Animal Farms and More

Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

In this week's issue of Huffington, we look at a botched drug raid that sparked police reform in the unlikely state of Utah. Elsewhere in the issue, w...

Sasha Belenky

The Ship That Sailed Into The Hurricane & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

1. Tragedy On The Bounty One of the stranger stories to have come out of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast a year ago this week, is...

Radley Balko

An Occupy Activist Finds A New Cause To Champion

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

This article is the fourth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 3 here. SALT LAKE CITY -- Two men with different ap...

Radley Balko

How An Unlikely State Became A Hotbed For Police Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

This is the story of how a botched drug raid on a lonely veteran in January 2012 sparked a fascinating movement for police reform -- in Utah of all pl...

Radley Balko

Meet The Activist Bringing Conservatives On Board The Police Reform Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

This article is the third in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 2 here. SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah is one of the reddest...

Radley Balko

As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns'

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

This article is the second in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 1 here. OGDEN, Utah -- Former Sheriff William "Dub"...

Radley Balko

How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

This article is the first in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. OGDEN, Utah -- It's late summer, and the house at 3268 Jackson...

Beyond Pacification in Rio de Janeiro

Robert Muggah | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Robert Muggah

Rio de Janeiro is facing a new crisis. The social protests that started in June and July 2013 are taking a sinister turn.

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

When "Stop and Frisk" Becomes "Stop and Hurt"

Hugh Hogan | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

We need to answer the broader questions about increasing equality and opportunity for all to ensure NYC's successful future as a city worthy of being upheld as a model metropolis. We must demand police reform now to create a better present.