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Why Don't Cops Pull Completely Off the Road When They Pull Over a Speeder?

Quora | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tim Dees, Retired Police Officer There are several approaches to vehicle positioning on traf...

Does the NYPD Discriminate Against Combat Veterans?

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Amanda Callaghan

An appeals court recently overturned a federal judge's ruling regarding ethnic discrimination in the FDNY's hiring practices. The FDNY has been under ...

UN Peacekeepers Day: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Hilde Johnson | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Hilde Johnson

The people of South Sudan have taught us a powerful lesson: never surrender to pessimism. Their resilience, which brought them an independent country, has also helped South Sudan overcome the daunting challenges of going through eighteen long months virtually without government revenues.

To Honor Fallen Officers, End the War on Drugs

Diane Goldstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Diane Goldstein

Every year since my retirement I have gone to the National Law Enforcement Memorial website to review deaths in the line of duty over the past year. Each time there are too many peace officers listed who died because of the drug war.

No Time for Tigers in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The proposal to create a new elite police unit in Honduras called TIGRES is a really bad idea. The acronym stands for Intelligence Troop and Special Security Response Groups, or "Tigers." Clever acronym, but dumb concept.

Raid Of The Day: Eurie Stamps, Grandfather Of 12, Killed In Botched 2011 Drug Raid

Radley Balko | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

"It's About Crime"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private eye (my other eye, I figured, would be public), but I never pursued it because I was sure...

When Help Might Not Be Just a Phone Call Away

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Norma Cook Everist

All of us contribute to this unequal system of values. When a pretty, blond young woman from a prominent, wealthy family goes missing, we follow the media stories of the search for months. Neighborhoods that do not have such influence are invisible. So, how do we see?

The Science of Preventing Crime

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

The new technology to help deter crime is called PredPol, a science fiction name to a real science that can predict the highest times and locations of upcoming crimes.

Soldiers for Good Cops: Not a Bad Deal for Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Let's assume we're talking about a total of 34,500 police officers and military personnel. If we assume that they're receiving an average monthly wage of US $350, then the Honduran government has to come up with slightly over US $12 million a month to pay these people.

Small Town Security: Joan Koplan On Season Two And All The Drama Ahead

Greg Archer | Posted 07.07.2013 | TV
Greg Archer

Photo: Gene Page/AMC There aren't that many shows in the Reality TV Universe that have the ability to feel genuine and pull on the heartstrings to...

Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy

Peter Bibring | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Bibring

Photographing a single license plate one time on a public city street may not seem problematic, but when that data is put into a database, combined with other scans of that same plate on other city streets, and stored forever, it can become very revealing.

Is L.A.'s Future More Secure With 10,000 Cops?

Rick J. Caruso | Posted 07.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Rick J. Caruso

Great cities face their challenges head-on and invent new paths towards the future. There are at least 10,000 reasons for Los Angeles to do the same.

WATCH: Gay Cop On Being Closeted On The Police Force

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Gregory Miraglia, an openly gay ex-police officer, joined HuffPost Live to chat about why he kept his sexuality a secret for over two decades while on...

Public Safety for All?

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

What the mayor offered New Yorkers Tuesday was a pep rally for his failing proposition that our city has to choose between better policing and safer streets, between saving lives and protecting our Constitutional rights.

This Week: A Series On Police, Protest And Militarism In Boston

Radley Balko | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

In those first hours after the bombing of the Boston Marathon, some progressive pundits pointed out that the attacks had occurred on Patriot's Day, th...

U.S. Death Row Survivors Are One For Ten

David A. Love | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

In the past four decades, 142 men and women were liberated from death row because they were innocent.

Don't Monday-Morning Quarterback the Shootout at Watertown, Mass.

Lynda Bekore | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Lynda Bekore

Let's try to feel what those officers felt. Let's channel that blind, raw, selfless courage of those cops, knowing we might have to fight to the death, and go on fighting anyway.

Keeping Quiet Online to Help Cops Hunt A Fugitive

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Hemanshu Nigam

Leaving little to the imagination may result in serious consequences when it comes to public safety and law enforcement. In war zones, the armed forces, journalists, private contractors and even medical and supply units operate under strict security guidelines for sharing information.

Police Officers Strike in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Predictable. The police have gone on strike in Honduras... well, at least in seven districts of Tegucigalpa. It's unclear how many of the 2,500 police...

Lessons From Crowdsourcing the Boston Marathon Bombings Investigation

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Tarun Wadhwa

We now live in a world where information moves faster than we can assess its value... this is especially true in times of panic, disaster, and crisis.

Boston Forever

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

Disasters have a devastating way of putting hurt pushpins on the face of the Earth in a way that no other event can. The tragedies are all vibrant and heartbreaking, whether it's an orchestrated attack or an act of nature.

Dave Jamieson

MIT Cop Killed 'Was Born To Be A Police Officer'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Crime

Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who was shot and killed during a confrontation with the two Boston Marathon bom...

The Second Amendment Is Safe. The American People Are Not.

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Second Amendment is safe. The American people are not. Criminal background checks are a reasonable and sane way to reduce US gun slaughter while maintaining the right to bear arms.

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...