Oleg Cricket

Watch a Daring Hoverboard Ride on a Skyscraper's Edge

Russia’s urban climber “Oleg Cricket” takes a hoverboard where no hoverboard has been before.


China Debuts a Riot-Quelling 'Security Robot'

The robot performs automatic patrols and can shock people with an electric prod.

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

What Burglars Can Teach Architects

A new book uncovers what breaking and entering can reveal about buildings.

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Will a $6 Million Tamir Rice Settlement Help Reform Cleveland Cops?

The city agreed to the payout in the 2014 death of the 12-year-old boy, but civil lawsuits are a blunt tool to bring about departmental changes.


Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felony Offenders

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe takes a historic step, giving the vote back to those previously banned from participation.

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In San Francisco, Hog a Train Seat and Get a $100 Ticket

A new ordinance punishes manspreaders and luggage-hoarders, though police worry it could penalize the homeless.

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

New Orleans Continues On a Path of Decarceration

A new $1.5 million MacArthur Foundation grant could give New Orleans’ public defenders, and its incarcerated citizens, some relief.

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Rahm Emanuel's Task Force: Chicago Police Have 'No Regard' For Minority Lives

A scathing new report confirms what Chicagoans have known for a while.

Flickr / Mike Linksvayer

Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime

A new body of evidence suggests that adding greenery in vacant or gray settings reduces criminal activity nearby.


These Designers Want To Put Rikers Island on the Map

The guerrilla #SeeRikers campaign aims to correct a New York subway map oversight—and highlight the corrections crisis.

Orleans Public Defenders

New Orleans Begins Freeing Inmates Who Can't Afford Lawyers

A judge has ruled that the constitutional rights of seven men held in jail for violent crimes have been violated because the state can’t afford defenders.


Rome's Police Are Fighting in the Streets With... Ancient Roman Soldiers

The costumed centurion impersonators have become a nuisance to tourists outside the Colosseum.

Reuters / Robert Galbraith

The San Francisco Police Department's Bigotry Problem

How many racist text threads among cops will it take for officials to recognize systemic problems?

(AP Photo/Bill Haber)

If New Orleans Can't Supply Public Defenders, Should Suspects Be Freed?

The city and state are unable to fund public or private defense attorneys for New Orleans courts. Meanwhile, citizens sit in jail.

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Newark Joins the List of Police Departments Monitored by U.S. Justice Department

The city’s police department must reform its stop-and-search policies, enroll in anti-bias training, and stop stealing people’s stuff.

Wikimedia/Carlos Delgado

Madrid's Plan to End Municipal Corruption

If any city ought to be tackling the problem, it’s this one.

REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Lahore's Nightmare

An explosion in a public park in Pakistan killed dozens. Many of the victims were children and their parents.

Justice for Jeffrey Go Fund Me page

The Death of Jeffrey Pendleton

A homeless man was found dead in a jail cell in Manchester, New Hampshire. What killed him? The criminalization of poverty.

Google Maps/Tanvi Misra

Beyond Brussels: 8 Other Cities Attacked by Terrorists in March

It’s important to remember that other places in Africa, Asia, and Europe have also been touched by violent extremism this month.