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A Cop's Advice on Dealing with Cops (Slideshow)

Neill Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neill Franklin

2010-11-15-m.jpgCitizens who understand their rights are much less likely to experience negative outcomes, both on the street and in a court of law.

The Incarceration Capital of the US

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

A struggle over the size of New Orleans' jail could define the city's future New Orleans' criminal justice system is at a crossroads. A new mayor and...

Mehserle Sentenced to 2 Years

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Brett Myers LOS ANGELES-Judge Robert ...

A Killing, The Aftermath, The Sentence: Share Your Thoughts

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Youth Radio Editors LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND-In Los Angeles this morning, the sentencing hearing begins for former transit cop, Johannes Mehserle, ...

Mehserle Sentencing and the Unanswered Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Charlie Foster Just how long Johannes...

Largest & Longest Study: New Treatment Law Helps Mentally Ill Avoid Incarceration, Homelessness and Hospitalization

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Halloween triple-murder in Bono, Ohio of William Liske, Jr., his wife Susan, and son Derrick has again focused the public's attention on what to d...

Why They Fight

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

It will happen. Marijuana will be legalized in California. In the interests of public health and safety, human rights, personal liberties, and sound fiscal policy it makes far more sense that it happen next Tuesday, not the next election.

Lawyer: Paramedics Ignored Student Shot By NY Cops

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several min...

The Quality of Whose Life? Part 2

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

In the pursuit of "safe," "sanitized," and "livable" cities, we're systematically stripping people of basic civil and human rights and banishing them beyond the realm of human decency.

Lethal Sting: How the War on Drugs Killed a College Student

Vince Beiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Vince Beiser

She should have been scared. She was about to make a major buy from two armed drug dealers. Now, her parents are working to prevent what happened to Rachel from happening to anyone else.

Police Brutality Case: Seven Officers Put On Desk Duty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seven Chicago police officers have been pulled off the streets after they were accused of beating a suspect at a South Loop college dorm building. La...

A Near Miss

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrea Lyon

Witness memory is like any other evidence at a crime scene; it must be preserved carefully and retrieved methodically, or it can be contaminated.

Police Using Thousands More Civilians For Official Duties To Stretch Budgets

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Police agencies across the country are recruiting thousands of civilians for a growing number of duties previously performed by uniformed cops, in an ...

The Quality of Whose Life? An Introduction to America's Modern Anti-Poor Movement

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

The Quality of Life movement represents a modern take on old-fashioned segregation. The resulting laws and regulations serve as judgments about who is free to go where and do what.

Frank Rizzo and Pennsylvania's 56-year Legacy of Police Spying

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security has been paying a private contractor to compile "intelligence" on dangerous elements, including environmentalists and gay/lesbian organizations.

Man Faces 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping A Traffic Stop

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a stat...

GPS and the Police State We Inhabit: Living in Oceania

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

By ensuring that we never get lost, never lose our loved ones and never lose our wireless signals, we are also making it possible for the government to never lose sight of us, as well.

Witness: Grand Junction Police Maced, Shot Unarmed Man In Home

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | PAUL SHOCKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Jason Kemp was unarmed when a Colorado State Patrol trooper fatally shot him in the doorway of a Redlands home Tuesday night, according to a man who c...

A Petition for Justice in the Newark Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Jacobs

Today we petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Newark Police Department, building a case for the federal agency to end the entrenched patterns of police abuse.

Alleged Rapist Assange on the Loose in Sweden

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

Stieg Larsson would turn over in his grave. The late author of the Millenium Trilogy, who fought for women's rights throughout his life, would have m...

Hawaii County Files Trespassing Charges Against Census Worker Russell Haas

AP | MARK NIESSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residen...

Is It Really possible to Opt-out of Secure Communities?

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

While local police can in theory refuse to share arrest data with immigration authorities by enrolling in Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Secure Communities" program, so far, the process exists only on paper.

Mental Illness Policy Forces Police to Shoot Mentally Ill James Jay Lee at Discovery Channel

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
DJ Jaffe

If you are mentally ill in Maryland, you are over 2 ½ times more likely to be arrested for it than treated for it.

Peter McFarland Tasered By Police In His Own Home (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Police in Marin County, California are facing a lawsuit after two deputies tasered 64-year-old Peter McFarland in his own home. The officers screamed...

Striking South African Unions Vote on Pay Increase Offer

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

South Africa appears to be in the worst shape it has been since successfully switching from white-minority rule following elections in 1994.