Crime

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.

Even When Police Do Wear Cameras, Don't Count on Seeing the Footage

Police officers in San Diego have started wearing body cameras, but the department routinely denies requests for the video.

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The Nation Needs a Permanent Memorial for the Lost Lives of Black Men

Their communities won't forget—and the rest of the country shouldn't, either.

These Georgia Teens Created a Yelp to Rate the Police

Four "solution-focused" siblings are launching Five-O, an app to share and rate experiences with law enforcement. 

Justice Reform in the U.S. Should Start With Probation

As the Justice Department probes the police crisis in Ferguson, leaders must also look at racial biases in the probation system.

The Fergusons We Already Forgot

There's no shortage of examples of militarized U.S. policing gone wrong in recent years. 

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Across the U.S., a Moment of Silence for Ferguson

Hundreds of demonstrators in dozens of cities marched for the memory of Michael Brown and other young black men whose lives were cut short.