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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.

The Guy Sarah Palin Fired Was a Trailblazer, Too

Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Davis

A meeting with Walt Monegan, before he attracted national attention due to his connection to Palin, showed he is an inspirational man concerned about people with mental disorders.

Emotionally Disturbed Inner City Students

Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino

The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.

Car Smashes Stephen King's Gate In Maine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BANGOR, Maine — Authorities say a car rammed into the security gate outside Stephen King's home in Maine. Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards says ...

2 Police Officers Fatally Shot In Alaska Village

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A standoff was under way Sunday in a tiny southeast Alaska village after a man fatally shot two of the village's four full-t...

Police Reform Can Save Newark Money and Lives

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

To uncover the true costs of police misconduct, the ACLU of New Jersey has combed court databases, meeting minutes and a battery of public records.

Firearms Training a Sobering Lesson

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Given how difficult hitting the target in police-action shootings is for law enforcement officers who are highly trained, it seems clear that more guns, in more inexperienced hands, are not likely to improve tense situations.

"If I Could Write This in Fire": Police Brutality in Provincetown

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Downs

In a town that seems to make such a fuss about its historical value and acceptance of all kinds of people, it seems that certain historical lessons are not taught in the police academy or upheld at the local paper.

ICE Races to Expand Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement Despite Concerns

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Despite concern that police involvement in immigration enforcement hurts public safety, the Obama administration announced today it has expanded a pro...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Phish Concert To Feature 'Trip Tent' For Drug Takers To Avoid Jail

The Watch Newspapers | Karen James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE -- With the jam band Phish coming to Telluride in August for two sold-out concerts, law enforcement and emergency responders are gearing up ...