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Crime is Down. For a Reason.

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2010 Crime Stats are in, and for the 8th straight year, crime in Los Angeles is down.

Kelly Annouces New Panel To Review Iffy Crime Stats

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New Year reliably brings a slew of statistics about New York City's poverty levels, employment and crime rates. But critics are charging that rec...

Chadwick LeCroy, Georgia State Trooper, Killed After Traffic Stop

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Authorities say a Georgia state trooper was shot and killed after trying to pull over a driver in Atlanta. The Georgia State Patrol s...

Huge Jump In Police Deaths

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Two officers in a remote Alaska town were ambushed as they chatted on a street. A California officer and deputy were killed by an arso...

NYC Officer Convicted In Armed Perfume Robbery

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. — A New York City police officer has been found guilty in the armed holdup of a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse. A federal j...

Russian Shootout: Gangsters Raid Farm in Siberia, Police Shrug

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

2010-12-10-gangsters.jpgThis clip is just one of the horror shows to bubble up since the national media started paying attention to mob rule in regions of Russia.

Listen Up -- Atlanta Victory Sends Message

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Gabel-Brett

When ordinary folks, whether LGBT or not, stop by a bar to meet people and have a drink, they should not be afraid that their town or city police force will send officers to terrorize and insult them.

Good Governance Matters, In India

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

There is a new reason to feel vindicated, and hopeful, about India. Last month the Indian state of Bihar - situated to the north of the country with...

The Truth About New Jersey's Crime Statistics

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

When our leaders declare that crime is down without acknowledging ongoing problems in crime trends, they do a dangerous disservice to the entire New Jersey community.

The Quality of Whose Life? Part 3

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

This is the third article in a series we're writing on Quality of Life ordinances, our contemporary version of the vagrancy laws that have been with u...

U of California In Crisis: Campus Cop Draws Gun on Student Protesters

Angus Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Angus Johnston

For nearly two years now, the University of California has been criminalizing peaceful student protest.

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.