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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...

Cops Are Missing the Bad Guys While Profiling the Black Guys

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David A. Love

In America, black men are regarded as a criminal element, and racial profiling is a practice that goes far beyond the justice system. It is culturally ingrained and normalized.

Erdogan's Police Storms Website in Turkey

Ahu Ozyurt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahu Ozyurt

Early morning on Valentine's Day, Istanbul's police stormed the homes of editors of a very influencial dissident website., owned by journali...

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.