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Why Chicago Needs to Focus on Unsolved Murders: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Donald Trump Is Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk

Stop-and-frisk has not been going “incredibly well” in New York City, as Trump says—or in any other city.

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From Ferguson to Charlotte, Why Police Protests Turn Into Riots

“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”

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Should Philadelphia Count on an Algorithm for Bail Reform?

Debate is brewing over whether individuals’ risk assessments will be based on factors out of their control.


Protests in Charlotte After Police Shoot Another Black Man

Demonstrators were met with tear gas and riot police Tuesday night, hours after the fatal shooting.


Anonymous San Franciscans Are Making Renegade Bike Lanes

After two cyclists were killed in hit-and-runs on the same day, the SFMTrA grabbed traffic cones and took action.

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Where Crime Is Rising in 2016

There is still no catastrophic crime wave overtaking the U.S., but the situation in Chicago cannot be ignored.

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Why New Yorkers Received a Push Alert About a Manhunt

The city has never before used the emergency system the way it did Monday morning.


The Explosions in New York and New Jersey: What We Know So Far

Authorities say Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect in both blasts on Saturday.

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The Rise of 'Crimmigration'

Law professor César García Hernández talks about how America built a legal system that targets immigrants for profit—and how to take it down.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

Do Charter Schools With Extreme Disciplinary Measures Cluster in Black Communities?

A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.

Kate Brumback/AP

The Private Prison Industry's New Criminal Justice Ventures

The DOJ’s decision to end contracts with private prison companies may not stop their growth in the long run.


The Mystery of Scandinavia's Car-Burning Spree

Hundreds of cars have been torched in recent months, but why?

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The Largest Prison Strike in American History Is Happening Right Now

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, inmates in 40 sites across 24 states are refusing to work.

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Exit, London's Most Famous Nightclub

With the abrupt closure of Fabric, the U.K. capital does some soul-searching about its future.

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On Immigration: Who Said It, Trump or White Supremacist Madison Grant?

The Republican candidate is cribbing from the early 20th-century white supremacist and eugenicist Madison Grant.

Seth Wenig/AP

New York City Will Arm Prison Guards With Tasers

The move comes after safety complaints from the correctional officers’ union, despite decreases in officer assaults.

Somebody Altered Houston's 'Don't Walk' Signals to Give Pedestrians the Finger

A new way to discourage jaywalking?

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown Retires

Brown became a national figure after a gunman killed five law-enforcement officers in Texas last month.