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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...

No Country for 'Black Teens'

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

The belief that male "black teens" are inherently more likely to be criminals is ingrained in our society. It has seeped into our institutions in the form of racial profiling, and too often it poisons the judgment of those who are supposed to protect us.

Millbrook v. U.S.: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil liberties, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Millbrook v. United States is a glimmer of hope in a sea of gloom.

Police Search For Man Who Fell From Plane

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Authorities in southeastern Tennessee are searching for a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while he was learning...

Huffington This Week: The Lion in Winter

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Jon Ward puts the spotlight on John McCain and finds the longtime senator both pursuing new fights with characteristic grit and reflecting on his legacy. And Radley Balko writes about the increasing militarization of our police forces, as the American Civil Liberties Union is now looking into the ways police are using weapons that were once used only for war.

Discriminatory discipline: Feds and Mississippi school district reach agreement on changes

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityA Mississippi school district under scrutiny for excessive punishment of black students has reached a...

Unfairly Treated: Gun Owners and People With Mental Health Concerns

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Ever since the awful shootings in Newtown, Conn., two groups have been treated unfairly. The first group is the law-abiding gun owners. The second gro...

Ugly Facebook Post From The Police Union In Columbia, Missouri

Radley Balko | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. -- A spokesperson from the Columbia Police Officers' Association wrote to say that the post was satire, rather than a suggestion. T...

'Some Police Officers Can't Even Tie Their Shoes'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Notorious bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife, Beth, are back with a new TV series, "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt." On Monday, the couple sat ...

A View of the Drug War: Stop Blaming Police and Start Emphasizing Personal Responsibility

John Bruhns | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime
John Bruhns

Law enforcement is not blame for the actions of law-breaking addicts who are not receptive to drug treatment. You can only fault law enforcement for their inaction in protecting the public from this element.

Florida v. Harris: Turning Police Dogs Into Search Warrants on a Leash

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

"The unspoken power dynamics in a police/civilian encounter will generally favor the police, unless the civilian is a local sports hero, the mayor, or...

New Hopes From Rabat

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Joseph Braude

By effectively designating the homicide a matter of "state security," the army only stoked conspiracy theories that further fueled distrust of the government. Shining a light on the truth of the matter would have been better for the family, and better for the kingdom itself.

'Historic' Lack Of Transparency, Accountability In Police Oversight

Civil Beat | Posted 02.28.2013 | Crime

On a Wednesday just before Christmas, Chief Louis Kealoha addressed the Honolulu Police Commission. ...

Police Union 'Outguns' Students

Honolulu Civil Beat | Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Even before Hawaii Circuit Court Judge John Lim unequivocally championed the public interest in police disciplinary actions and ruled against the Stat...