Crime

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Why It's So Disturbingly Common for Water Regulation to Fail

What happened in Flint reflects an environmental bureaucracy too easily tripped up by local politics.

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A Secret Bedroom Was Just Discovered in the Berlin Subway

The source of the photos leaked to the media remains a mystery.

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Fighting Street Harassment in Mexico City With Punk Rock, Performance Art, and Confetti

A conversation with Las Hijas de Violencia.

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The Justice Department Sues Ferguson to Enforce Reforms

“There is no price when it comes to constitutional policing,” says Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Masked Attackers Have Smashed Nearly 50 Cars in Berlin

They’re claiming the act as a protest against gentrification.

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Hong Kong's 'Fishball Revolution' Is About More Than Street Food

Violence between protesters and police appears to be borne out of a deep-seated mistrust.

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Why Gated Communities Are Still Booming in Buenos Aires

Pricey downtown real estate and safety concerns are among the factors.

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Marko Plahuta

Mapping Manhattan's Parking Tickets by Type of Car

Who knew Fords got ticketed so much in New York?

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The Psychological Benefit of White Street Lights

Scientists say they make us feel safer.

Mike Rosenberg

San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 Statues Are Being Utterly Annihilated

It looks like it’s going to take a small army to protect these things from vandals.

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Virginia's New Concealed-Carry Gun Restrictions Lasted Just One Month

The state stopped honoring permits obtained in states with weaker gun laws, but not for very long.

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How Airports Could Help Stop Human Trafficking

San Francisco cites the upcoming Super Bowl as an impetus behind employee training programs—though trafficking happens everywhere and anytime.

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San Francisco's Super Bowl Statues Keep Getting Vandalized

They’ve been painted, ripped apart, and had letters rearranged to read “SUPERB OWL.”

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Harsh Policing of Immigrants Is Bad for Everyone

A new study finds that deportation profiling can lead to a decline in local economic activity, among other problems.

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The Link Between Housing Vouchers and Gun Violence

A new report out of New Orleans shows that children living in voucher-assisted households are more likely to live in violent neighborhoods.

REUTERS/Frank Polich

This App Tells You Whenever U.S. Police Officers Kill Somebody

“Archives + Absences” might make you never want to get a push notification again.

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Why the ACLU Is Suing the New Orleans Public Defenders Office

The real target is the Louisiana state legislature.

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The Uncertain Future of Berlin's Squat Houses

Following a major police raid last week, the city’s former alternative centers seem more fragile than ever.

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New Orleans to Poor Criminal Defendants: We Can't Defend You

Budget constraints have forced New Orleans’ public defender’s office to start turning away indigent clients accused of serious crimes.