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Man Heckles Father Of Gun Violence Victim, Gets Hit With Stun Gun

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

A gun rights supporter was hit with a stun gun on Tuesday after he heckled the father of a murdered gun violence victim at an anti-gun violence rally,...

Top 8 Things We Should Know About Our Miranda Rights

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

I still don't know who Miranda is or why she is associated with the right to remain silent but now that the Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect's s...

Got Needles? Why the Greatest Danger to Law Enforcement Isn't Guns

Tessie Castillo | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Needle-stick injury, or being punctured by used syringes that could be contaminated with dangerous viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C, is a common occupational hazard for law enforcement.

Not Your Typical Father's Day Story

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

"See this," I pointed to the ground, "this is the exact spot where I was arrested!" They must have wondered why I was smiling.

The War on Marijuana Has a Latino Data Problem

Lynda Garcia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Lynda Garcia

The UCR's failure to track Latino arrests as a separate category also conceals the racially targeted policing that we suspect is at play in Latino communities, just as it is in black communities.

How Obama Played the Hip Hop Community

Erik Nielson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices
Erik Nielson

There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.

Police Launch New Push Into Taksim Square

Posted 06.11.2013 | World

Reuters) - Turkish riot police fired volleys of teargas canisters into Istanbul's Taksim Square, centre of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdo...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Taksim Square: The Destruction of Place and the Power of Preservation

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Like New York's joyously crowded Grand Central and the Arab world's historic squares, Taksim is a public space that in the minds of nascent autocrats risks not merely to accommodate unrest but actually to kindle it.

Underage Drinking Laws on Campus

Uloop | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
Uloop

It is no secret that alcohol use is prevalent on college campuses. According to the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college kids drink alcohol, and over 50 percent of them have partaken in binge drinking in the last two weeks alone.

A Broken System Perpetuates Itself

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I live in a vital, racially and ethnically diverse Chicago neighborhood and I watch it happen -- racial profiling, the stop-and-frisk game. This is not making my neighborhood safer. It's wrecking lives at enormous public expense.

Raid Of The Day: Bruce Lavoie

Radley Balko | Posted 06.05.2013 | 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...

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.