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5 Arrested In Book Selling Scam

Lexington Herald-Leader | Josh Kegley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anthony T. Lackman, Jeremy L. Albertson, Tyler M. Smith, Henry S. Siegman and Justin C. Davidson are charged with theft by deception, engaging in orga...

Arizona Police Agencies in a State of Confusion Over SB 1070

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Interviews with police officials and a review of training materials suggest that the implementation of SB 1070 will differ from one jurisdiction to another, and even within police agencies.

Free Speech And Family Friendly Collide Over Cannabis

The Denver Post | Susan Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Jake Gailey got his tax refund last week, then headed straight for the mall. His first stop at Town Center at Aurora on Saturday was a hat shop whe...

Witch Hunt Against Gays Faces New Foe

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has its work cut out for it. But its actions won't be effective without a widespread movement calling for an end to persecution based on sexual orientation.

Singapore Releases Author Accused of Defamation

AP | ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SINGAPORE — Singapore released on bail Tuesday a British author arrested two days earlier as part of a criminal defamation investigation related...

NYPD Cops Accused Of Lying To Justify

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers have been charged with lying to cover up unjustified street stops and searches. Sgt. William Eisem...

Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Federal officials charged six current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with the killing of civilians in the days after Katrina. But the media has missed the real story: corruption and violence are endemic to the NOPD.

The F Word: Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, six New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations for the shooting and killing of James Brissette and Ronald Madison.

BART Shooting -- Peeling Back the Layers to the Truth

Rich Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Silverstein

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The True Costs of Police Misconduct

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If the money Newark spends to defend and compensate for police officers' mistakes went towards reforms instead it would save money, lives, and public confidence in the long run.

Detroit Shooting Suspect In Custody: 1 Cop Killed 4 Wounded

AP | By JEFF KAROUB and DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT (AP)-- Police responding to a 911 call at a vacant house in Detroit were met with heavy gunfire early Monday that killed one officer and wound...

Why My Friend Got Arrested During the G20 Summit

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

What made these police officers -- people we assume are in their ordinary lives and work generally rational people -- take leave of their senses and arrest people like Mark Donald?

Defining "Police Chase" as Young Victim Recovers

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

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada Last week, at least two...

What In The Sam Hill Is Wrong With Arizona?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

I don't know what it is exactly about Arizona, but I do know that the state needs to be boycotted like a Montgomery bus. That state must realize that you cannot treat any group of people as lesser than the rest, nor can you disrespect the country's largest minority group and expect to emerge unscathed.

A Report from the Battlefield of East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

In East Jerusalem, there are Palestinian neighborhoods with tens of thousands of residents, which in the last months have been at the center of clashes between settlers, police, and residents.

Quincy Tea Party Protest Draws Police In Riot Gear During Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party protesters in Quincy, Illinois who did not follow a Secret Service agent's orders were met with an group of police officers dressed in riot ...

In Toronto, Social Web Ensures Traffic Moves Along Safely For Law Enforcement

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

Sergeant Tim Burrows uses social media to help his department distribute information relating to traffic control and safety in Toronto.

Will Police Hate Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, Too?

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Arizona, under the guise of establishing law and order, has made its criminal justice system even more arbitrary, chaotic, and alienating to the communities who have come to see police as the real security threat.

Cops: Detroit Strip Club, All Star, Employed 14-Year-Old Girl

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — The manager of a Detroit strip club was charged after authorities learned a 14-year-old girl was employed as a topless dancer, making ...

SWAT Raids: No One Is Safe

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Borden

Today, SWAT is deployed more than 50,000 times annually. Proliferation of this aggressive, militarized tactic has seen a steady drumbeat of heart attacks, fires, and killings resulting directly from it.

Cop On Leave After Arresting Man Who Drove Wife To Hospital

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Tennessee police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after trying to arrest a Chattanooga driver who ran two red lights while rushi...

FCC Broadband Plan Calls For Next Generation 9-1-1

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

In the Broadband Plan, the FCC says it is vital that a new 911 system with dramatically increased capabilities be deployed as a part of it's overall set of recommendations to upgrade and extend the country's broadband network.

New Complaints of Police Violence in New Orleans

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

New Orleans' Black and transgender community members and advocates complain of rampant and systemic harassment and discrimination from the city's police force.

Blue Mozzarella Investigated In Italy: Police Seize 70,000 Cheese Balls In Turin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

UPDATE, 6/22, 4:25pm -- (Harmless?) Bacteria Turned The Mozzarella Blue ROME (AP) -- Batches of Mozzarella balls turned blue because of bacterial con...

Police Punches Woman On Tape In Jaywalking Incident (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A witness video of a police officer punching a young woman during a jaywalking incident has been stirring up controversy after it was shown on several...