Crime

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How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run

A new report details who trafficked workers are—and which industries exploit them.

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Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers

A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.  

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Another Black Teenager Was Shot and Killed by St. Louis Police Wednesday

An officer fired 17 shots at Vonderrit Myers Jr., and protests carried into the early hours of this morning.

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In Brazil, Where Police Killings Are Commonplace, Cell Phone Cameras Play a Powerful Role

More than 75 percent of Brazilians over the age of 10 now have mobile phones, which means someone's always watching.

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When Harassment of Bicyclists and Pedestrians Is a Crime

Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest city to pass legislation prohibiting drivers from "intimidating or injuring" walkers and bikers.

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Running to Safety in Caracas

The popular jogging group Runners Venezuela wants to reclaim the streets after dark.

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What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live

Urbanites and suburbanites in the U.S. have a lot more in common than you might have guessed.

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How Twitter Detectives Helped Philly Police Find Hate Crime Suspects Fast

A longtime user employed Twitter and Facebook's tracking tools to crowdsource clues that led police to identify suspects in a brutal gaybashing.

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Americans Who Carry Concealed Weapons Keep Accidentally Shooting Themselves in Public Bathrooms

This year's list of incidents includes an Italian restaurant, a prosecutor's office, a Target, a Burger King ...

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On National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Let's Drink to Chicago's Prohibition-Era Entrepreneurs

What the rise of the milkshake had to do with Prohibition, Chicago's South Side, and a local pharmacy chain called Walgreens.

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States' Counterintuitive Relationship Between Crime and Punishment

Since 1994, New York has seen the biggest drop in crime of any state. It also saw the biggest drop in its prison population.

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Prisons Are Facing Aging Populations, Too

The number of U.S. prisoners age 50 and over has increased 330 percent since 1994.

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Here's What the Justice Department Wants to Investigate in Ferguson

The probe will examine the local police department’s use of deadly force and protocols for stops, searches, and arrests.

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More Than Half of D.C. Schools Are Exposed to Gunfire

A new ShotSpotter report reveals troubling data, but authorities hope this tech can be used to find solutions.

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Police Departments Keep Losing Their Humvees and Assault Rifles

If cops can't keep track of their military equipment, should they have it in the first place?

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This Year, We'll See Big Differences in the Roles of Cops in U.S. Schools

As classes resume, school districts around the country try different approaches toward police on campus. 

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Warning: Don't Urinate Near This Czech Hotel

Whiz on this hotelier's property and risk being broadcast on YouTube.

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Minorities in the Suburbs Have the Least Trust in Local Police

Whether you have confidence in law enforcement largely depends on where you live and whether you're white or not, according to our State of the City Poll. 

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Dispatches From Saturday's 'We Will Not Go Back' March in NYC

 At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.

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Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data.