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Barking up the Wrong Tree: Vet & Pet Industry Groups Betray Animals

Stephen Wells | Posted 11.23.2013 | Crime
Stephen Wells

When those who harm animals are held accountable for the full extent of the injuries they cause, it sends a clear message that our society and our legal system is starting to take the lives of animals seriously.

Don't Cops Have Better Things To Do Than This?

Reason | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

California suffers from one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation and the state is under court order to release 10,000 inmates, yet state ag...

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

Disabled Americans and the Law

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.12.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

No one thinks the officers deliberately set out to do harm to Ethan that day. But the fact remains he died because of their actions.

These Photos Of 9/11 First Responders Break Our Hearts, But They Also Make Us Damn Proud

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Very little needs to be said about the following photos of first responders on September 11th, 2001 and during the subsequent recovery efforts. The im...

We Must Affirm Detroit as a Safe City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.

A Victory for Smarter, More Effective Policing

Brittny Saunders | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Brittny Saunders

The sheer volume of stops conducted, the magnitude of the city's investment in these tactics and the intensity of Mayor Bloomberg's commitment to them have, unfortunately, established New York City as a poster child for discriminatory policing.

How We Respond To Protest

Radley Balko | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a post at the "Occupy Police" blog, former Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief David Couper writes . . . Since the days of the the labor and ci...

The Massive Racial Disparities In Arrests For Pot Possession

Radley Balko | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

I'm a little late to this, but last week I received a copy of the ACLU report The War on Marijuana in Black and White, which was released in June. As ...

An Update In The Story Of Ann Colomb

Radley Balko | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Back in 2008, I wrote a long piece for Reason magazine about the Colombs, a black, working class family in Church Point, Louisiana. The Colombs' story...

Milestone

Cesar Millan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Celebrity
Cesar Millan

When I teach people how to assess a dog's energy and behavior, one of the things that surprises them is how many dogs that are instantly classified as aggressive are not.

Ryan Grim

Cops Freak Out Over Eric Holder's Pot Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has...

Pregnant Woman Bodyslammed By Cops During Arrest

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Black Voices

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- An officer struggling to subdue a woman at the scene of a family dispute acted properly when he hit her in the head and wrestled he...

Wall Street's Two Least Favorite Birthdays: OWS and Everett Stern

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...

Home on the Strange

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We gotta admit: even with all we know about how they like to do things in Red States, the boldness of this measure leaves us pretty stunned. Too many homeless in your burgeoning downtown? Just send 'em packing!

Email From A Former Cop

Radley Balko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

Here's another email from a retired police officer in response to my book, and an accompanying article I wrote here at HuffPost:Although I haven't rea...

It's This Single Dad's Lucky Day

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

One single dad in Florida is receiving a helping hand from a local police officer. According to NBC 2, Officer David Conticelli was alerted that th...

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Threats As Soldiers In Afghanistan

Radley Balko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

One of the central themes of my book is that that too many cops today have been conditioned to see the people they serve not as citizens with righ...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Latest Round Of Arrests In Wisconsin Nets Journalist, Teenager, Elected Official & Grannies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Police in Madison, Wis., arrested an alderman, three grandmothers, a teenage minor and a journalist on Thursday during a protest at the state Capitol....

Weed-Seeker Gets Pranked By Cops On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Here's some solid life advice: If you're on the hunt for marijuana, don't tweet about it. Kunith Baheerathan, a mechanic at Mr. Lube in Toronto, C...

Radley Balko

Drawing Down: How To Roll Back Police Militarization In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

When the FBI finally located Whitey Bulger in 2010 after searching for 16 years, the reputed mobster was suspected of involvement in 19 murders in the...

If Stop-and-Frisk Is Illegal, NYC Will Become Dangerous Again

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

Stop-and-frisk is working. There are clearly fewer "bad guys" roaming the streets with guns, hard drugs, and other illegal possessions. If the NYPD is forced to no longer practice this policy, the results will be clear.

Police Threaten To Arrest Protest Observers At State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin police began threatening to arrest visitors observing "Solidarity Singalong" protests at the state capitol this week, in the latest controve...

What Do Police Officers Think of the TV Show Cops?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime
Quora

For better or worse, it's pretty real. If there is a misleading aspect, it's that incidents don't usually come as often or as close together as it appears.