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Welcome to Kabul, USA

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Think of it as a different kind of blowback. Even when you fight wars in countries thousands of miles distant, they still have an eerie way of making the long trip home.

To Terrify and Occupy

Matthew Harwood | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam's armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.

Matt Ferner

WITNESS: LAPD Shouted 'Shoot Him' Before Killing Unarmed, Mentally Ill Black Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- An eyewitness to the killing of Ezell Ford told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that he heard an officer with the Los Angeles Police D...

Gerry Smith

Anonymous Threatens To Release Name Of Officer In Ferguson Police Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology

The hacker group Anonymous claims it has the name of the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenage...

Santa Barbara Shines on Gang Injunction (VIDEO)

Sam Slovick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

Beyond its well-maintained public image, Santa Barbara, California (aka the American Riviera) is a working class town whose local economy includes a large service sector where some 38.0 percent of the population is Latino.

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.

Postscript: Big City, Small World

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

I wish we could follow them back to their respective apartments to find all the stolen bounty that had long ago been given up for lost. I wish we had a CSI-style investigation that resulted in the resolution of dozens of cold cases. But it was not to be

Police Behavior, James Brown, and the Struggle Continues

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's James Brown or Eric Garner, police shouldn't be trained or allowed to go above the law in the name of enforcing the law.

A Network Dedicated to Ending Gun Violence in Our Communities

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.24.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.

Suddenly We're All Proportionalists?

Jonathan Russo | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Jonathan Russo

The "proportionality" argument being used to singularly condemn Israel simply does not hold water. One only has to read a history book and take a hard look at the rest of the world to see why.

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...

Why D.C.'s New Marijuana Law Will Help Blacks

Debbie Hines | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

While there are many more racial disparities that affect the number of blacks arrested and charged with various crimes, the new marijuana law is one step in the right direction.

Big Data Policing in the Big Apple

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.

Telling the Police to F*** Off: Risky First Amendment Business

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Before you administer a little dose of "F You" to the man, you might think twice about whether you want to fight it out in court.

True Story: I Fell in Love With a Felon

Ravishly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Zangeif got in a work-release program. This meant that he was allowed to work while in jail. At every shift, I drove to his restaurant and had sneaky makeout sessions with him. I'd be lying if I said that his sentence provided no additional thrill -- defiance is hot.

007 Attends A Long Way Down Movie Screening In NYC

Tom Murro | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

City Cinemas 123 in NYC hosted the VIP movie screening of the film A Long Way Down last Monday night starring Pierce Brosnan, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots.

How to Help America's Vets and Heroes Right Now

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.

Mockery and Injury: The San Francisco Giants 'Celebrate' Native American Heritage

April Negrette | Posted 07.01.2014 | San Francisco
April Negrette

Native American Heritage Night at the Giants game last week seemed like an ideal time to attend a game with my little sister. That is, unless you consider watching non-Native people prance around in a costume headdress and getting slammed to the ground by your hair by police to be "ideal."

Crossed Paths for a Quart of Milk

Leslie Handler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Handler

I went to the Wawa with my husband to pick up a quart of milk. As we parked the car, we noticed a young man passed out and lying in front of the store...

World Cup Photo Diary: Fan Fest!

Raul de Molina | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Fan Fest are official FIFA spaces where the public can watch games. The crowds were massive and while there was expected to be a large demonstration against the World Cup, it never materialized.

Thousands of Rapists Are Not Behind Bars Because Cops Focus on Marijuana Users

Bill Piper | Posted 08.17.2014 | Crime
Bill Piper

A piece in the Washington Post highlights the growing backlog of untested rape test kits that are sitting in police storage units while rapists run free and victims suffer. Missing from the story, however, is one of the biggest contributors to this backlog.

Putting More Police Officers on the Street

Letitia James | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Letitia James

In the past decade, however, the number of uniformed police officers has remained more or less flat. Without a doubt, the most fiscally responsible way to increase the number of officers on our streets is to mobilize uniformed officers in administrative jobs and to use civilian employees to fill those jobs.

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

The Disappearance of the Political Middle in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hungary has long been divided between its liberal and cosmopolitan capital and the more conservative countryside. During the Communist era, a small de...

The Growing Epidemic of Police Violence: Is It Time to De-Militarize Police Forces?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

The epidemic of police violence continues to escalate while fear of the police increases and the police state, with all its surveillance gear and military weaponry, expands around us.