Crime

The Myth That Mass Transit Attracts Crime Is Alive in Atlanta

Fears that new buses and trains will bring "unsavory people" persist, despite evidence to the contrary.

In Miami, a Street Artist Dies at the Hands of Police

During Art Basel, a tagger called Demz was run down by police protecting street-art fans from street artists. His death has more than one connection to Eric Garner's.

Was Monday's Fire in Downtown L.A. an 'Architectural Hate Crime'?

The destroyed building was to be the latest mega-complex by a detested local developer.

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The Unprecedented Scale of the #BlackLivesMatter Protests

The past weeks have seen the largest number of Americans taking to the streets since the Occupy and Iraq War protests. But what really sets these ongoing actions apart is that they are in so many cities—and spread out across them.  

Just How Bad Were Cleveland's Police Abuses?

Pretty bad, according to a report from the Justice Department.

Life Inside the Drunk, Rowdy World of New Amsterdam

A collection of newly digitized ordinances from the 17th-century settlement that would become New York City reveals a riotous city full of crime, trash, and “insolent practices with sad accidents of bodily injury.”

When Cops Violate Civil Rights, It's City Taxpayers Who Pay

Of $735 million in damages collected between 2006 and 2011, officers paid less than .02 percent.

8 Ways to Get Serious About Police Reform

These are the crucial policy debates every U.S. law enforcement agency needs to be having, right now.

'I Am Baffled and At a Loss'

Even legal experts are astounded by the grand jury's decision not to indict a New York City police officer for the killing of Eric Garner.

Videos

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

What Could 50,000 More Police Body Cameras Really Achieve?

It depends on what the end goals are.  

How Costumed Tours Helped Transform Quito

By stirring pride in Ecuador's history, the tour group Quito Eterno contributed to the revival of its capital city.

In Search of Visibility, Protesters Take to the Highways

A second night of demonstrations following the Ferguson grand jury decision looks a bit like a nationwide effort to stall traffic.  

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How Police Rules of Engagement Differ Around the World

From city to city, law enforcement guidelines on crowd control and the use of force and firearms vary widely.

CityFixer

When Police Officers Sat Down With a Community They Hardly Knew...

Female officers in Seattle are being paired with refugee women new to their city. Now, both groups say they understand each other better.

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In Pictures: An Awful Night in Ferguson

Peaceful demonstrations were quickly overshadowed by violence.

What Happens Next in the Ferguson Case

As the smoke (and tear gas) clears, the next legal steps for the Ferguson community may take place at the federal level.

Witnesses Saw Michael Brown Attacking–and Others Saw Him Giving Up

Officer Darren Wilson was spared criminal charges in part because of significant contradictions in the testimony of bystanders who saw the Ferguson, Missouri, teen get shot and killed.

The Other Injustice in Ferguson: Schools Are Closed

Ferguson's schools and children are the future's hope for racial justice. For today at least, that has been taken away.