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Who Will Protect You From the Police?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your attackers. It's the police.

Police Force Could Take Hit From NSA Leaks

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

By Chris Francescani PHILADELPHIA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Public disclosures about U.S. government surveillance threaten the ability of po...

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.

Global Brushes With Officer Krupke - Law & Order: Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.15.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's not nearly as bad as when I was much younger, when you might say I was rash, reckless and craving trouble. There was a time when I couldn't go fr...

WATCH: Dancing NYPD Cop Goes Off On Street Vendor

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

In a perfect demonstration of the NYPD's "Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect," we give you this video, posted by The Street Vendor's Project, of a...

Utah Won't Disclose Records On Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

One of the main forces behind the mass militarization of America's police officers has been the Pentagon's 1033 and 1122 programs, which makes surplus...

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

House's 'SAFE' Act Threatens Support for Immigration Reform

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.

Police 'Ticket' Girl's Barbie Jeep

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

Throw out the old "good cop, bad cop" routine. With this story, it's pretty much all good cop. Unless, that is, you're 7-year-old Autumn, whose bright...

Police Versus Prosecutors: The Motorcycle Mayhem

Joel Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

While one can sympathize with the police officer on the street who has a "perp" in hand with enough evidence to arrest him -- surely, a low bar -- the prosecutors' role is far more complex. They must make the case stick.

Fear and Loathing in Morocco

Avi Spiegel | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Avi Spiegel

Since the charges against him are wholly baseless, what then could possibly explain them? An esteemed journalist now sits in a Moroccan jail not because he did anything wrong, but because the Moroccan regime is bent on re-asserting its own authority, clamping down on any signs of protest.

Honduras' Police: Monster of a Thousand Heads?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

In an interview with a reporter from Proceso Digital newspaper on Friday, Honduras' "Super Minister" of Defense and Security Arturo Corrales was asked...

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...