Crime

Prisons Are Facing Aging Populations, Too

The number of U.S. prisoners age 50 and over has increased 330 percent since 1994.

Here's What the Justice Department Wants to Investigate in Ferguson

The probe will examine the local police department’s use of deadly force and protocols for stops, searches, and arrests.

More Than Half of D.C. Schools Are Exposed to Gunfire

A new ShotSpotter report reveals troubling data, but authorities hope this tech can be used to find solutions.

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Humvees and Assault Rifles

If cops can't keep track of their military equipment, should they have it in the first place?

This Year, We'll See Big Differences in the Roles of Cops in U.S. Schools

As classes resume, school districts around the country try different approaches toward police on campus. 

Warning: Don't Urinate Near This Czech Hotel

Whiz on this hotelier's property and risk being broadcast on YouTube.

Minorities in the Suburbs Have the Least Trust in Local Police

Whether you have confidence in law enforcement largely depends on where you live and whether you're white or not, according to our State of the City Poll. 

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Dispatches From Saturday's 'We Will Not Go Back' March in NYC

 At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.

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Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

The Effects of Chicago's Violence on Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement

The DoD has distributed everything from "extreme cold weather drawers" to San Diego police to grenade launchers to cops in a small Iowa county.  

Who's in Charge in Ferguson?

There are six different agencies involved now. What could go wrong?

Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.

This Is How Fragile Peace Is in Ferguson

The atmosphere in the St. Louis suburb went from peaceful to tense early Wednesday morning.

Even for the Pros, Fake ID Photos Are Tough to Catch

A new study shows that passport officials are pretty bad at catching fraudulent photo users.

Police Cameras Won't Change Hearts and Minds in Ferguson

The city of Ferguson should get press cameras back into the air and name badges back onto officers. 

Whites Have Confidence in Ferguson Investigations. Blacks, Not So Much.

There's a clear racial divide on faith in official inquiries regarding Michael Brown's shooting.

For Anything to Change, Missouri Should Consolidate St. Louis

It's time for leaders in Missouri to start flexing muscle where it can make a difference: in the political structure of St. Louis.

A History of Police Uniforms—and Why They Matter

Uniforms have influenced interactions between cops and citizens since the start of American policing.