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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...

Wall Street's Two Least Favorite Birthdays: OWS and Everett Stern

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...

Home on the Strange

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We gotta admit: even with all we know about how they like to do things in Red States, the boldness of this measure leaves us pretty stunned. Too many homeless in your burgeoning downtown? Just send 'em packing!

Email From A Former Cop

Radley Balko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

Here's another email from a retired police officer in response to my book, and an accompanying article I wrote here at HuffPost:Although I haven't rea...

It's This Single Dad's Lucky Day

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

One single dad in Florida is receiving a helping hand from a local police officer. According to NBC 2, Officer David Conticelli was alerted that th...

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Threats As Soldiers In Afghanistan

Radley Balko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

One of the central themes of my book is that that too many cops today have been conditioned to see the people they serve not as citizens with righ...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Latest Round Of Arrests In Wisconsin Nets Journalist, Teenager, Elected Official & Grannies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Police in Madison, Wis., arrested an alderman, three grandmothers, a teenage minor and a journalist on Thursday during a protest at the state Capitol....

Weed-Seeker Gets Pranked By Cops On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Here's some solid life advice: If you're on the hunt for marijuana, don't tweet about it. Kunith Baheerathan, a mechanic at Mr. Lube in Toronto, C...

Radley Balko

Drawing Down: How To Roll Back Police Militarization In America | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

When the FBI finally located Whitey Bulger in 2010 after searching for 16 years, the reputed mobster was suspected of involvement in 19 murders in the...

If Stop-and-Frisk Is Illegal, NYC Will Become Dangerous Again

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

Stop-and-frisk is working. There are clearly fewer "bad guys" roaming the streets with guns, hard drugs, and other illegal possessions. If the NYPD is forced to no longer practice this policy, the results will be clear.

Police Threaten To Arrest Protest Observers At State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin police began threatening to arrest visitors observing "Solidarity Singalong" protests at the state capitol this week, in the latest controve...

What Do Police Officers Think of the TV Show Cops?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime

For better or worse, it's pretty real. If there is a misleading aspect, it's that incidents don't usually come as often or as close together as it appears.

The Surprising Way Cops Responded To A Shoplifting Single Mom

Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce

A woman who was caught shoplifting at a K-Mart in Charleston, West Virginia, last week was in for a surprise when police arrived at the scene. Inst...

Former Cops Speak Out About Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Since my book on police militarization came out a few weeks ago, it's been interesting to see the reaction from law enforcement officials. As you ...

Misfiring on Whether Zimmerman Racially Profiled Martin

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The obvious point is that to call Zimmerman a serial racial profiler and that Martin was another victim of his penchant for profiling is crass race baiting. That's the wrong debate.

Meanwhile, In Denmark...

Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy

Dear NYPD, here is one alternative to stop and frisking people, courtesy KRS-One. ...

Puerto Rico Police Will Be Reformed

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 07.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pledged $10 million on Wednesday to the Puerto Rican government as it finalized a deal to r...

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

South Sudan: Still a New Young Nation

Hilde Johnson | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Hilde Johnson

South Sudan's initiation into the ranks of sovereign nation-states has at times been a baptism by fire. But the people of South Sudan will put aside setbacks on July 9 and celebrate the second anniversary of their hard-won independence.

Questions For Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Radley Balko | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

Elizabeth Daly's terrifying ordeal has gone viral. In April, the 20-year-old college student and her friends were jumped by a team of undercover agent...

How Texas Senator Wendy Davis REALLY Won the Vote

Alexia Parks | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

The news media made Texas state Senator Wendy Davis an overnight hero by reporting on her 11-hour filibuster, and the surprise defeat of a restrictive...

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

Todd Gitlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Todd Gitlin

Some intriguing bits about informers and agents provocateurs briefly made it into the public spotlight when Occupy Wall Street was riding high. But as always, dots need connecting.

Justice Department: Police Misconduct in Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence Can Violate Survivors' Civil Rights

Sandra Park | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Sandra Park

Far too often, survivors of domestic and sexual violence face disbelief, victim-blaming and shaming, hostility, and a refusal to investigate, or even ...

Radley Balko

What Cop T-Shirts Tell Us About Police Culture | Radley Balko | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Earlier this week, an anonymous public defender sent Gothamist this photo of an NYPD warrant squad officer wearing a t-shirt with a pretty disturbing ...