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Oakland Loses Third Police Chief In Nine Days, Will Operate Under Civilian Control

Paul Figueroa had briefly replaced Ben Fairow, whose tenure as Oakland’s top cop lasted just six days. Fairow had been appointed to replace Chief Sean Whent, who resigned in the wake of a widening sexual misconduct scandal.

June 19, 2016
Robert Rialmo

Robert Rialmo’s Lawsuit An Act Of Gall

Rialmo should be ashamed of himself for suing the family of the man and woman who were killed by his bullets.

February 10, 2016

Push For Policing Reforms Expected In Upcoming Legislative Sessions

Advocates for policing reform are expected to return to statehouses next month pushing for increased scrutiny of officers, transparency in police department proceedings and improved crisis training across law enforcement ranks.

December 22, 2015

Lone Wolf Terrorists Continue To Confound Law Enforcement

The San Bernardino massacre, which killed 14 people, has focused new attention on “lone wolf” terrorists who plan attacks away from traditional high-profile targets without directly coordinating with others.

December 8, 2015
UCLA library

How A Little-Known Education Office Has Forced Far-Reaching Changes To Campus Sex Assault Probes

Schools are at the forefront of an aggressive stance to combat sexual assault.

August 18, 2015

State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson, Missouri, As Violence Recedes

Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

August 14, 2015
Comey's recent letter again clears Clinton of any wrongdoing

The Subversive James Comey

Why the FBI chief’s recent race speech was so critically important.

February 16, 2015

Google Defends Child Porn Tip-Offs To Police

By Robert MacPherson Washington (AFP) — Google defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users’ content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect. Houston restaurant worker John Henry Skillern, 41, was arrested Thursday following a cyber-tip that Google had passed along via the National Center for […]

August 5, 2014

United States Slams Release Of Venezuelan Ex-Intel Chief

Washington (AFP) — The United States said Monday it was “deeply disappointed” after Aruba released a former Venezuelan military chief wanted in the United States for drug trafficking charges. A State Department spokesperson said Washington had made a “legitimate request” for the arrest of retired major general Hugo Carvajal in line with its extradition treaty […]

July 28, 2014

Let’s Put An End To The Executions

The execution of Thomas Knight last week is a textbook case for why Florida’s dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped. Here was a man whose guilt was never in doubt, whose crimes were cold-blooded, whose attitude remained remorseless and often defiant — yet the system took nearly 40 years to close the book. In South […]

January 14, 2014