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All Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Trials, but Justice Is Indicted

It’s not possible to say that Gray found justice. But Baltimore would be worse off had the state not even sought any.

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Mayors vs. Trump

City leaders across the U.S. see the Republican nominee’s rhetoric as a threat to their diversity and inclusivity.

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The Shooting in a Fort Myers Nightclub

Police in Florida say at least two people are dead and 17 wounded. Three people are in custody in connection with the shooting.

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Germany's Week of Terror

What next, after four violent attacks in seven days?

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Police Demand Access to Military-Grade Equipment After Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge

Police organizations want a ban on such equipment repealed for officer safety, but killings of police are actually at an all-time low.

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The GOP Is Afraid of My City

Trump’s RNC acceptance speech aimed to terrify Americans about their own urban areas.

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Police Leaders Don't Support Trump's 'Law and Order' Agenda

Law enforcement organizations and prosecutor officials have problems with Trump’s “law and order” message.

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Don't Even Think About Playing 'Pokémon Go' in Saudi Arabia

It’s allegedly pro-evolution, promotes gambling, and contains symbols of “devious religions and organizations.”

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Artists Switch Off TVs Playing European Soccer, Chaos Ensues

At one Berlin pub, seas of cheers quickly turned into cries of shock and horror.

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Can Training Programs Help Improve Police-Community Relations?

Lawyers and activists are educating residents in cities across the country on encounters with law enforcement.


Driver Crashes Into a Baltimore Police Car While Allegedly Playing Pokémon Go

“That’s what I get for playing this dumbass game.”

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Police Accountability and 'Broken-Porch' Policing

The “broken windows” theory of crime prevention hasn’t helped police engage with black communities. In Baton Rouge, broken porches won’t, either.

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Where 5,000 Police Officers Are Staying in Cleveland

That’s more than four times the number of officers in the entire Cleveland Police Department.

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The Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know

Three officers are dead and three more are injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday morning.

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Istanbul, the Day After

If this city knows how to do anything, it’s how to move on.

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How Prosecutors Buried Tamir Rice: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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One Reason Nice's Surveillance Culture Didn't Stop Terror Attacks

Heavy citywide surveillance may be giving authorities too much information to sift through.

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An Assault on Ordinary City Life

Nice’s famed Promenade des Anglais is specifically designed to attract pedestrians in search of a stroll along the waterfront.

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Nightmare in Nice

At least 84 are dead after the driver of a truck drove into crowds at the annual Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city.