Lynch mobs served as de jure law enforcement for decades in a South defined by its lack of due process for African Americans. The term speaks volumes about the current dynamic between police and a distrustful public.
When the Baltimore man was arrested, he was alive and well. By the time he reached a police station, he couldn't breathe or talk. What happened?
The nation's highest court has ruled that police officers can't draw out a stop for the sole reason of waiting for drug sniffing dogs.
How high-profile cases involving excessive force and racial bias are affecting U.S. law enforcement recruiting efforts.
The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.
Despite the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, Boston's annual race begins to resemble itself.
The film Boda Boda Thieves explores how the traditional motorbike taxis have become part of organized crime.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Why location matters for parents who choose to let children explore neighborhoods on their own.
Among the state's 420-related tactics: A special car that's filled with smoke.
Video footage documents rotten behavior by as many as 11 deputies in San Bernardino County, California.
And that includes in South Carolina.
New research shows the city's experimental Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD, has helped dramatically reduce recidivism among participants.
A new report shows Ferguson is an outlier among U.S. cities with its predatory court fees—but the racial disparities between its police force and the public are not so different.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev already admitted to his role in planning and executing the Boston Marathon bombing. Today's guilty verdict is just a prelude to his sentencing trial.
Police-worn body cameras may be necessary, but we still need citizens who are brave enough to capture video of conflict.
Video footage taken by a bystander played a key role in the arrest of a North Charleston police officer on murder charges Tuesday.
As long as we're piling on Governor Mike Pence, let us not overlook a recent HIV outbreak in his state.
The upcoming film Check It follows three years in the lives of a crew of gay and transgender teens in Washington, D.C.
A new survey of collision reporting practices reveals a ton of room for improvement.