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WATCH: Pet Chimpanzee Goes Bananas In Kansas City | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Kansas City residents went ape when they saw a neighbor's pet chimpanzee get loose and terrorize their neighborhood. The 300-pound chimp, named Su...

Ben Muessig

Who Is This Boy? | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Who is this boy? Investigators in Maine continue to ask this question two days after discovering the body of an unidentified four- or five-year-old...

David Lohr

Cop Allegedly Caught Having Sex With Cross-Dressing Prostitute | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in Michigan have suspended a Detroit police officer who was allegedly caught having sex with a cross-dressing prostitute in his patrol car...

Let's Legalize Drugs to Save Cops' Lives

Neill Franklin | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Neill Franklin

History shows that no level of law enforcement talent, commitment, and resources can ever end activities that are very popular and obscenely profitable. Remember alcohol prohibition? The drug war today is little different.

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?

Thousands Across Mexico Call for New Strategy in Drug War

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

While frustration with the Mexican government's failure to stem the violence has been building for some time, Mexican author Javier Sicilia's grief proved to be a catalyst for unified action.

Vanishing in New York City

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

I think about Aidan, Andy and me -- seemingly quintessential New Yorkers, wearing black on black, who became slightly less anonymous to one another for an hour until we, along with Enrique, vanished back into the thin air of New York City.

Nic Cage's Stolen Comic Book Found

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- A valuable comic featuring the debut of Superman has re-surfaced in a storage locker, and police said Monday that it appears to be the ...

Police Officers Beating Black Man Caught On Tape (Graphic Video)

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Verna Gates | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

April 1, 2011 12:01:37 AM - By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala, March 31 (Reuters) - Police have placed two officers on paid administrative leave a...

The day the Jordanian security lost its professionalism, its neutrality and its credibility

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Any country's security force system is made up of various apparatuses that are unified at the top. Police, anti-riot forces together with intelligence...

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Trymaine Lee

Justice Department Report Details Abuses By New Orleans Police Department | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens h...

US Justice Department Report Finds Pattern of Discrimination by New Orleans Police Department

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

A US Justice Department investigation of the NOPD found "racial and ethnic profiling and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) discrimination."

Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

Jesse Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Since 1996 New York City has spent from half a billion to over a billion dollars arresting people for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and friend him or her? Reach out to them in solidarity and say, "You are not alone."

Presidents Calderon and Obama: Frank Words and Actions Needed to Stem Violence in Mexico

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Curbing organized violence involves thorny issues that will not be resolved overnight. For the U.S., it means tackling drug treatment and prevention, and halting the flow of guns and cash.

Parents Plead With School District: 'Keep Cops On Campus'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In New York's Troy City School District, parents are pleading with administrators to keep full-time police in schools. This comes after an announcemen...

How We Train Our Cops To Fear Islam

Washington Monthly | Meg Stalcup and Joshua Craze | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There aren't nearly enough counterterrorism experts to instruct all of America's police. So we got these guys instead....

Refugees in Libya, Prisoners in Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 2

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Malta sits between Africa and Europe. Because of its location, wave after wave of illegal immigrants traveling by boat have come ashore on a regular ...

Police Use Licensing Laws to Do End-Run Around Constitution

James Peron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Peron

Across the country, police agencies have discovered a loophole that enables them to ignore Constitutional protections. It is a loophole large enough t...

The Grace Card: A Pretty Amazing Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Inspired by the success of such films as "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," David Evans worked with his church in Memphis to bring "The Grace Card" to the screen.

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Kohn

From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.

Report from Wisconsin: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Voices never spoke hatefully. But they expressed outrage -- an outrage built up over thirty years in which the rich have become extraordinarily richer and working people poorer.

Weekly Audit: A Recall Fight Brewing in Wisconsin?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to prote...