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Policing the Streets and Policing The Times

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.06.2013 | Crime
Arianna Huffington

In this week's Huffington, John Rudolf puts the spotlight on crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey, where instead of improving the police department, local leaders plan to replace it entirely. And Michelangelo Signorile looks back at an article he wrote 20 years ago about being gay at The New York Times, and how the paper rose to a new level of journalistic integrity by ending its silence on gay issues.

Scenes From Militarized America: Johnston, Rhode Island Edition

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

(Credit: Providence Journal/Glenn Osmundson) Welcome to Johnston, Rhode Island, population 28,769 (as of 2010). The town hasn't seen a murder since...

Hero Cop Pursues Suspect After Being Shot In Chest, Promoted To Detective In Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact

This story is part of an ongoing series, "American Heroes," which recognizes extraordinary actions beyond the call of duty by our military members, po...

Lodging in Collinsville

Radley Balko | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

The video below is from a video deposition with Collinsville, Illinois, police officer Michael Reichert. Reichert is the office who pulled over film...

Who Cares?

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 02.03.2013 | Good News
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Officer Lawrence DePrimo has become a household name. There is so much about this story that tells a story of its own.

'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and 2012, state a...

Morning Links: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia; Libertarianism and the Middle East; Intrade Pulls Out of the U.S.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- Study: Gun sales in Virginia up 73 percent since 2006. Gun violence is down 24 percent over the same period. -- Intrade cuts off U.S. customers af...

SCOTUS Inaction A Win For Cop Watchers

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eaves...

Indiana State Police Chief On Pot: 'I Would Legalize It'

Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

After spending 40-plus years trying to enforce marijuana laws, Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell said Tuesday he'd like to see weed l...

Should Police Need A Warrant To Search Your Cell Phone?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Marcellus Campos and Denise Tejada This Thursday, a Senate Committee will consider limited changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act o...

Teaching Our Children to Tell and Talk Can Help Heal

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

When I spoke out against racial profiling critics said I was playing the race card. I believe I was speaking truth to power. Police interrogation is a common rite of passage for African Americans, males in particular.

Morning Links: UN vs. Legal Pot, Georgia Can't Fire Bad Cops, Puppycide in Colorado

Radley Balko | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- In Kentucky, a year in jail for not believing in God. -- The United Nations wants the Obama administration to boot the boot down on Colorado and W...

Police In Two Texas Cities To Get Dog Training

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

Back in April, Jessica Greene and I wrote a piece for HuffPost about the odd and troubling trend of police shooting dogs. We looked at a couple dozen ...

How Innocent People Get Into Legal Trouble: It's Easier Than You Think

Saul Segan | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime
Saul Segan

Sometimes trying to be noble and "take the heat" for a friend or family member will prove catastrophic.

Modern Woman Takes to Crime in India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Books
Carolyn O'Donnell

As a bonus, all those secluded ravines and valleys in the foothills of the Himalayas are great places for hiding corpses. On a recent trip there I didn't see any bodies, but if Swati Kaushal has her way the place will be littered with victims.

Could A Police Reunion Be In The Works?

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 11.08.2012 | Entertainment

With hits like "Roxanne" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me," The Police is one of the most iconic British rock bands. The group, made up of rock legend ...

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

How an Arab Police Force Mends Its Ways

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Like other Arab states over the past two years, Morocco has seen demonstrations by young people demanding political reform -- yet in contrast to neighboring countries, calls for the toppling of the king are relatively rare.

Occupy Oakland March On Anniversary Of Violent Raid

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Protesters march through downtown Oakland one year after the Occupy Oakland camp was raided by police. By Chaz Hubbard an...

Vote Yes on 2

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

People have always collected in ways to make life easier, freer and more prosperous. People unite against unequal treatment, or for the advancement of a common value. Collective bargaining is a natural advancement of the modern person.

Missing Woman's Cell Phone Found In Bushes

Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

The cell phone of Whitney Heichel, the Oregon woman who disappeared under "suspicious" circumstances earlier this week, has been found by a group of c...

Zimmerman's Attorneys Want Trayvon Martin's School Records

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man charged with the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Feburary of this year, a...

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

Blind Man Tasered By Cops Who Mistook White Cane For Samurai Sword

Posted 10.17.2012 | World

A blind man from Lancashire, England, was Tasered by police last Friday after law enforcement officers mistook his white cane for a samurai sword, rep...

Radley Balko

The Stop: Bad Cops, Drug Dogs and Trekkies Along I-70 | Radley Balko | Posted 12.15.2012 | Crime

(Photo by Billy Delfs) Last December, filmmaker Terrance Huff and his friend Jon Seaton were returning to Ohio after attending a "Star Trek" co...