Getting rid of accidental emergency calls could save San Francisco more than $2 million yearly, says an official.
A proposal to make San Francisco the first major city to adopt the so-called “Idaho stop” is under intense debate.
The city council has granted the mayor’s wish requiring local hiring for city-contracted projects. Will more jobs really mean less violence?
In New Orleans and Chicago, police officials continue to butt heads with independent monitors while the NYPD takes some steps toward accountability.
We’ll never craft appropriate policies until we stop worrying about random acts of violence.
The “first” local government action against the carmaker surely won’t be the last.
New Orleans’ independent police monitor released videos of police violence. Now her job is in danger.
Nationwide, there were no signs of a violent crime wave in 2014. Quite the opposite.
The number of officers has continued to expand despite plateauing crime rates at universities.
A new audit out of New Orleans shows that, for people with criminal records seeking housing, success really depends on your skin color.
As the world’s climate heats up, so do unconstitutional (and deadly) conditions in prisons.
A closer look at the West Virginia report at the center of the VW emissions scandal.
"Right now we have a Hollywood moment.”
I started covering guard abuse at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility last fall. Here’s what I would tell Francis.
The city’s chief public defender discusses persistent hurdles to adequately defending the poor in court.
44 years ago this month, inmates seized control of Attica over prisoners’ rights issues—which are still flashpoints today.
City courts have been banking on fines levied against defendants who can’t afford to pay them. A federal class-action lawsuit calls this illegal.
HUD Secretary Juliàn Castro says the agency is reconsidering rules that make it difficult for ex-offenders to access public housing.
Yes, this is really a thing.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric carries with it a deeply unsubtle context.