Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.
New research debunks this fear in 142 cities across the U.S.
And other developments in world bathroom news.
Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.
With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.
Don't get too excited about a seemingly reasonable new policy on citizens photographing police officers. The city was forced to do it, and they're not happy about it.
Three international case studies illustrate the challenges of re-naming a place.
On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.
New research confirms that human psychology isn't the cause. Physics is.
Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.
Garbage piles on the streets of the Indian city as villagers protest dump's contamination.
A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.
Also, a Rhode Island community comes out against the "threat" of LED lighting and Bhutan outlaws cars from the road on Tuesdays.
Your weekly roundup of the world's classiest toilet news.
Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.
Also, Mumbai silences "laughing yoga" practitioners and Seattle prohibits a cancer survivor from swimming topless.
Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.
Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.
Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.