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Slideshow: Protests Sweep Middle East

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following uprisings that deposed leaders in both Egypt and Tunisia, a wave of protest movements have engulfed the Middle East in recent days. Protest...

Citizen's Arrest: Volunteers Label Selves As 'Law' Amid Budget Cuts, Other Gaps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As both temperatures and budgets across the country plummet, Guardian Angels volunteers have become a saving grace for the needy and crime stoppers fo...

Police Take Over University and the Streets of Puerto Rico

Limari Colon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Limari Colon

A few months ago, the police took over the University of Puerto Rico. Professor Ian A. Bethell Bennett issued the following statement: As the ...

Police Say They Have Apprehended The 'Ice Pick Mugger' | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A convicted robber fresh out of prison for committing armed robbery was arrested in New Jersey over the weekend and is being investigated...

Immigration Reform and Border Communities: We Need Bipartisan Problem-Solving

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Our southern border is being used a pawn for politics rather than progress. What is really infecting the border cities in America is rhetoric about "border violence."

William Alden

'We Couldn't Cut Enough': Newark Mayor Cory Booker | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since he became mayor of Newark in 2006, Cory Booker has had to make cuts that previously seemed unthinkable. Under his watch, the city closed ...

Hunger for Change

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Sharply rising food prices have often meant trouble for governments, especially when people expect better and the cost of food is a big fraction of a...

Egypt in 140 Characters or Less: Widespread Looting All Over Cairo

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

In a fragmented conversation on a still-functioning landline, here are my friend Fouad's bullet points.

Homelessness Myth #18: The Police Will Solve It

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Homeless is first and foremost a social service issue. Nevertheless, the myth exists that homelessness is primarily a police issue.

Gunman Killed After Shooting 4 Officers At Detroit Police Station

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and k...

The Devastating Impacts of Safer Cities Policing in Skid Row

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Boden

Although LAPD touts improvements in biased policing, 75% reported being profiled by police in the past year due to their race, economic status, or residence in the Skid Row community.

It's Crazy to Criminalize Homelessness

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

Mentally ill homeless people are vulnerable to getting caught in the criminal justice system. But never before has there been systemic outreach to the self-identified about this issue.

William Alden

One Of America's Most Dangerous Cities Fires Half Its Police Force | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Budget pain hit home in Camden, N.J., on Tuesday, as nearly a sixth of city employees lost their jobs in one of America's most dangerous cities, AP re...

Why Are Some Cops So Hostile to Marijuana Policy Reform?

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

State prosecutors, police, sheriffs, and attorneys general are almost universally opposed to marijuana policy reform measures, to the point where they actually spend time and money lobbying against us. Why?

Oregon Samaritan Drops Dead After Helping Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A 58-year-old Good Samaritan who helped police in Oregon catch a car prowler collapsed and died while walking back to his office ...

10 Years After Laura Wilcox Murder, California Still Refuses to Use Law That Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Helps Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

The reason Laura's Law isn't working is that the state legislature passed the law but refused to see it gets used.

A Great Government Investment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

With all the talk about cutting budgets, the federal, state and local governments should invest more in an activity with a terrific ROI - aggressively...

Crime is Down. For a Reason.

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2010 Crime Stats are in, and for the 8th straight year, crime in Los Angeles is down.

Kelly Annouces New Panel To Review Iffy Crime Stats

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New Year reliably brings a slew of statistics about New York City's poverty levels, employment and crime rates. But critics are charging that rec...

Chadwick LeCroy, Georgia State Trooper, Killed After Traffic Stop

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Authorities say a Georgia state trooper was shot and killed after trying to pull over a driver in Atlanta. The Georgia State Patrol s...

Huge Jump In Police Deaths

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Two officers in a remote Alaska town were ambushed as they chatted on a street. A California officer and deputy were killed by an arso...

NYC Officer Convicted In Armed Perfume Robbery

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — A New York City police officer has been found guilty in the armed holdup of a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse. A federal j...

Russian Shootout: Gangsters Raid Farm in Siberia, Police Shrug

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

2010-12-10-gangsters.jpgThis clip is just one of the horror shows to bubble up since the national media started paying attention to mob rule in regions of Russia.

Listen Up -- Atlanta Victory Sends Message

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Gabel-Brett

When ordinary folks, whether LGBT or not, stop by a bar to meet people and have a drink, they should not be afraid that their town or city police force will send officers to terrorize and insult them.

Good Governance Matters, In India

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

There is a new reason to feel vindicated, and hopeful, about India. Last month the Indian state of Bihar - situated to the north of the country with...