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Chicago Police Union: Rahm's Call For Department Cuts A 'Stunt'

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday dismissed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call for massive cuts -- reportedly to the tune of $190 million of t...

Legal Issues in a Painting of a Business on Fire

Brad Reid | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Brad Reid

A recent article in the LA Times described an artist who placed his easel on the sidewalk in front of a bank branch office and produced a painting of the building on fire. Several legal issues are inherent in this situation.

Man Decapitates Self In Front Of Police In 'Bizarre Incident'

AP | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

YORKTOWN, Va. -- A Chicago man who quickly accelerated in a sport utility vehicle with a cable around his neck decapitated himself after a domestic di...

LAPD Visits Artist Over Painting; Asks If He Is A 'Terrorist'

Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

Los Angeles-based artist Alex Schaefer, 41, recently learned just how problematic it can be to have your work misinterpreted. A painting of his, whic...

School Cop Staged Shooting To Look Like A Hero?

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors say a Los Angeles school police officer made up a story about being shot by a car burglary suspect to look like a hero. In...

Charlotte Police Department To Get $600,000 Update Before Democratic National Convention

Creative Loafing | By Mary C. Curtis | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Early this week, the Charlotte City Council approved a request of close to $600,000 so the police department can renovate its downtown headquarters in...

Man Busted For Allegedly Taunting, Injuring Police Dog

Plainfield Patch | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

An Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly taunting a police dog and slamming its head with a car door....

Father-In-Law Claims 'Sexual' Relationship With Missing Mom

AP | MIKE BAKER and JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Crime

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Two years after a Utah mother vanished, her case has spiraled into a salacious saga of finger-pointing and accusations of sex ...

Wave of Illegal, Violent Evictions Swells in Port au Prince

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Housing is a human right. Using force to evict homeless survivors of Haiti's earthquake from one spot to make them homeless in another place is illegal, senseless and violent.

After the British Riots: What Comes Next?

Erik Bleich | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Erik Bleich

The recent events in England allow us the opportunity to make social scientific lemonade out of British lemons. Cameron's government should not only crack down on protesters, but also unearth funds to implement jobs programs for at-risk youth.

WATCH: Husband Orchestrated Wife's Killing, Claimed It Was A Bias Attack, Cops Say

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 10.19.2011 | Crime

BOONTON, N.J. — A Pakistani-American man whose wife was gunned down while they and their son walked along a quiet suburban street plotted the ki...

Watch: Suspect in Hotel Standoff Found Dead

Posted 10.19.2011 | Crime

A man who had been involved in an armed standoff with police in California has been found dead in the hotel where he was holed up. The standoff be...

Woman Accused Attacking Husband With Basil

Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

No herbal remedy for this incident. Port St. Lucie Police charged Andrea Antoine-Pierre with domestic battery on Monday after a kitchen confrontati...

Two Ancient Chinese Sculptures Stolen In Connecticut

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Police say they're investigating the theft of two rare ancient Chinese head sculptures valued at $800,000 each from a private colle...

Radley Balko

Three Months After Pima County SWAT Team Kills Jose Guerena: No Arrests, No Apologies | Radley Balko | Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

Jose Guerena, a 26-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran, was killed May 5 when a SWAT team broke into his home a little after 9:30 a.m. According to G...

Man Has 'F***' The Police" Tattooed Across His Face (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

Posted 10.15.2011 | Weird News

Ismael Ambrosio was kind of asking for it. Instead of cleaning up his act following two arrest in January of last year, the 24-year-old Floridian e...

Police Officers and Homeless Persons Both Risk Death

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Clearly, patrolling the streets of America is no easy profession. When an officer pulls over a car or responds to a domestic violence call, she or he never knows what might happen. The fear of death is constant.

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?

London Riot Seems All Too Familiar

Turnstyle | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation's Police Departments

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.

Suspected Shoplifter Drowns Fleeing Police

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Amid heavy downpours, two women suspected of shoplifting at a Charlotte coat store ran into a swollen, fast-moving stream. One...

Dunkin' Donuts Worker's 'Extra Sugar' Prompts Prostitution Bust: Cops

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say there was more on the menu than Munchkins and lattes during the late shift at a Dunkin' Donuts in northern ...

WATCH: Justin Bieber Pulled Over

Posted 10.01.2011 | Celebrity

And now, in your daily dose of Justin Bieber news: In between kissing girlfriend Selena Gomez and cone-ing pranks at the drive-thru, the Biebs also fo...

The Silent Majority: China's Other Lawyers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

We must remember that for every Chinese lawyer whose abduction or detention is reported, thousands of lawyers are challenging the state in myriad unreported ways.

Court Tosses Hearsay Against Ill. Cop Charged In Ex-Wife's Slay

Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

Whether or not Drew Peterson's dead third wife predicted he would kill her, or his missing fourth wife confided in a divorce attorney that he committe...