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The Growing Epidemic of Police Violence: Is It Time to De-Militarize Police Forces?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

The epidemic of police violence continues to escalate while fear of the police increases and the police state, with all its surveillance gear and military weaponry, expands around us.

Beyond #MyNYPD: How Law Enforcement Should Use Social Media

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

Whether the medium is Twitter or traditional press releases, community engagement should always be a bottom-up phenomenon. A hashtag will never repair the image citizens have of a police department, only actions on the ground will.

Cop Says He Was Penalized For Refusing To Profile Young Drivers For Traffic Stops

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

A veteran police officer in Mendham Township, New Jersey claims he was passed over for promotions and denied opportunities to earn overtime pay after ...

Surveillance Should Be Top Priority for New NYPD Inspector General

Michael Price | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Michael Price

During his first few months, the NYPD IG will face a number of challenges. Once staffed, the success of the office will likely depend on how it can balance its many obligations with the need to make progress on the urgent and persistent problems that led to its creation.

Embracing Technology Can Reduce False Convictions

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

New York State should require recording of interrogations for two very simple reasons. First, it makes policing more accurate. Second, it is necessary because research indicates that false confessions are quite common.

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Border Agency Blocks Release of Independent Report on Use of Force

Andrew Becker | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank and consultant, prepared the report last year following a spate of deadly shootings by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. Overall, Customs and Border Protection agents and officers have killed nearly 30 people since 2010.

Police Officer Raises $100,000 After 'Heartbreaking' Tragedy

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Good News

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After 17 years on the force, San Jose Police officer Huan Nguyen had learned not to get emotionally involved in his work. Bu...

Catch Me If You Can: An Inside Look at Deception

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

People lie. Often, they lie about who they are for no good reason. These people lie about being police officers, firefighters and military along with fraternities, sororities and Masonic organizations.

I Just Called the Cops On a Group of Young Black Boys

Rana Campbell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Rana Campbell

I wasn't expecting my walk home to be like this at all. "I just called the cops on a group of young black boys. I feel horrible." I'd just entered m...

Artistic Photo Series Reminds Us That The True Superheroes Among Us Don't Wear Capes

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

One photographer is honoring the real heroes in our lives -- the ones who don't need capes to be super. Brandon Cawood, 30, is the photographer be...

Cal Ripken Jr. and His League of Extraordinary Givers

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Knowing all too well that sporting events and having fun are secondary to survival for many youth, Cal Ripken Jr. and his family began the work of making a deeper impact in the lives of children on a national scale.

This 6-Year-Old Swapped Birthday Gifts For Donations, Raised Funds For Local Police

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

If it truly is better to give than receive, Noah Hall-King must be on cloud nine. Through soliciting donations from friends, family and local busin...

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

Getting Serious About Ending Campus Rape

Sara Darehshori | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Sara Darehshori

Cases involving drugs or alcohol may be challenging to investigate if the victim is impaired. But that makes it all the more important to conduct a thorough investigation to put the evidence together.

Sex Sells: How Nevada is Confusing the Hell Out of Little Girls

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississipp...

In Defense of Giving Naloxone to Cops

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

Naloxone programs represent a paradigm shift in law enforcement attitude toward drug users from a "lock'em up" mentality to an emphasis on the value of all human life.

Jameis Winston Cited For Stealing Crab Legs From Supermarket

BroBible | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Crab legs from a Publix? How does one even go about stealing those? That’s about the least inconspicuous thing one could possibly steal. Since he wa...

5 Cops Busted Lying on the Stand: Just Another Day on the Front Lines

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime
Michael Komorn

When we discover that a police officer has lied, it raises serious questions and concerns. For every falsehood uncovered, how often does one go unnoticed? How often do an officer's lies end up becoming damning evidence against a defendant?

Cops Like Me Say Legalize All Drugs, Here's Why

Substance.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Substance.com

I was a police officer for 20 years, enforcing drug laws in California and thinking I was doing my part for society.

WATCH: Video Of Cop Punching, Arresting Man Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

A Green Bay, Wis. police officer is under the microscope after a video emerged of him punching a suspect who is accused of cursing at him and resistin...

The Traffic Ticket Racket and Its Erosive Effect on Community Policing

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I fought the law and the law didn't show up in traffic court the other day, so my case was summarily dismissed. Oh, happy day... sort of. After p...

5 Terrifying Ways Police Can Legally Screw You Over

Cracked | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weird News

In America, the courts have again and again given the police all sorts of leeway to royally screw up your life for almost no reason at all. It's just ...

30 Years Later, Meet The Sole Survivor Of Terrible Tragedy And Cop Who Became Her Mom

New York Times | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact

The bodies were discovered throughout the first-floor railroad flat in Brooklyn, a bizarre still-life of death. Many of the victims remained seated in...

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.