Monday, May 25, 2015
police
Privacy often trumps transparency with police shooting videos

Privacy Often Trumps Transparency With Police Shooting Videos

Across the country, law enforcement agencies are equipping police and patrol cars with cameras to capture interactions between officers and the public. But many of those police forces, like Gardena’s, do not release the recordings to the public.

May 25, 2015
Obama to limit military-style equipment for local police department

Obama To Limit Military-Style Equipment For Local Police Departments

President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.

May 18, 2015
incarceration

Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News, Police Report, Investigation

Baltimore Police Give Findings Into Freddie Gray Death To Prosecutor

The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.

April 30, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News

Baltimore Calmer After Night Under Curfew; Schools Reopen

Calm and the odd baseball game occur in Baltimore the day after the first curfew is held.

April 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton, Police Brutality, Incarceration, Prisons, Poverty, Body-Cameras, Police, Politcs, Baltimore, Columbia University

Clinton Calls For End To ‘Mass Incarceration’ As Riots Become Campaign Issue

“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”

April 29, 2015
2015-04-22-late-night-jon-stewart-daily-show-gay-marriage-gop-invitation-game

Late Night Roundup: Republican Progress On Gay Marriage

Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.

April 22, 2015
Eric Courtney Harris

Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Thought He Was Using A Taser, Not A Gun

A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground.

April 13, 2015
Walter Scott, Shooting, South Carolina, Featured Post, National News, Murder, Police, Black Lives, Video

Police Dash Cam Video Shows Traffic Stop Before Shooting In South Carolina

There’s a precedent for the use of video in the Walter Scott murder and it involves a white officer shooting an unarmed black man in South Carolina.

April 10, 2015
SLED, South Carolina, Shooting, Police, Murder, Guns, Violence, Senator Gerald Malloy, Body-Cameras, National News, Featured Post

Police Shooting Shows Need For Major Changes, Advocates Say

Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.

April 9, 2015
South Carolina, Police, Brutality, Walter Lamer Scott, Thomas Slager, Ferguson, Protest, Murder, Black, Top News, National News

South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder, Accused Of Shooting Fleeing Man

The South Carolina cop who gunned down an unarmed black father of four is charged with murder.

April 8, 2015
Religion, Catholic, Nuns, Violence, Haiti, Elections, World News, Police

Catholic Nuns Target Of Violence In Haiti

Violence against nuns and priests escalates in Haiti, seemingly tied to anxiety over upcoming elections.

April 1, 2015
Top News, National News, Ferguson, Militarization, Police, Weapons, Pentagon, Law Enforcement-Industrial Complex, 1033 Program

Can States Slow The Flow Of Military Equipment To Police?

Lawmakers look to tamp down the “law enforcement-industrial complex” in order to avoid another Ferguson.

March 26, 2015
James Knowles, mayor of Ferguson, testified at the Joint Committee on Governmental Accountability meeting at the Missouri State Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 11. (KOMU news via Flickr)

Ferguson Mayor Vows Fight To Keep His Job

James Knowles III may be on his way out.

March 17, 2015
Police mobilize in the parking lot of the Ferguson Police Station after two police officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Ferguson, Mo. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Vigil Draws Dozens To Scene Near Where Officers Were Shot In Ferguson

Get the latest on the tense situation in Ferguson.

March 13, 2015
Police take cover after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Ferguson, Mo. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Police Search For Those Who Shot Two Officers In Ferguson ‘Ambush’

Police are searching for those responsible in Thursday morning’s police shooting in Ferguson.

March 12, 2015
St. Louis County police in riot gear deploy during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP/Michael B. Thomas)

Two Police Officers Shot During Protests In Ferguson

Get the latest on the turbulent situation in Ferguson.

March 12, 2015
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of the police officer responsible for the August 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP/Scott Olsen)

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns

Thomas Jackson is out as Ferguson’s police chief.

March 11, 2015
After controversial killings, police departments seek 'less-lethal' weapons

After Controversial Killings, Police Departments Seek ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons

A new wave of less-deadly police weapons could do more harm than good.

March 10, 2015
Two police officers, court clerk out at Ferguson over racist emails

Ferguson, Missouri, Is Not An Exception

The injustice described in the shocking Justice Department report on Ferguson is more common than most Americans admit.

March 9, 2015
Tamir Rice

In Her Grief, Tamir Rice’s Mother Stands Alone

Cleveland is still struggling with the aftermath of Tamir Rice’s death at the hands of police.

March 5, 2015
Police tape

Ferguson Police One Of Many Law Enforcement Agencies Facing Federal Reforms

The Ferguson Police Department is just one of dozens of law enforcement agencies under federal investigation.

March 4, 2015
Tamir Rice

Cleveland Blames Fatal Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice, 12, On Boy

Cleveland’s defense of the officer who shot Tamir Rice has sparked outrage.

March 2, 2015
Florida became 'hotbed' for sovereign citizens, called domestic terrorists by FBI

Florida Became ‘Hotbed’ For Sovereign Citizens, Called Domestic Terrorists By FBI

Inside the group that police officers consider to be their greatest threat.

February 17, 2015
James Comey

The Subversive James Comey

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

February 16, 2015
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