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.
Policing the appearance of marginalized communities is an American tradition. Making it actual law can have life-destroying consequences.
Sociologist Bruce Western explains why the rate of incarceration is so high for young black men in the U.S.
The Ferguson Commission’s new report makes the simple case for consolidating the municipalities that make up St. Louis County.
The rising teenage “drill rap” star comes from a tiny, economically depressed, mostly white city with lots of guns and one high school.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and NFL stars Ray Lewis and Jim Brown struggle with whether being black is really an issue in discussions about violence.
Last month, Tory Lowe walked from Milwaukee to Chicago to address ‘black-on-black’ crime, extending the mileage on this tortured phrase.
Shepard Fairey was commissioned to paint a mural in downtown Detroit. Now the city is prosecuting him for destruction of property.
Yes, some U.S. cities have experienced an uptick in murders this summer. Here’s what that doesn’t mean.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against businesses that charge an extra 3 percent to cover employee healthcare.
There are many reasons the tiny state should rush to be the first on the East Coast to make the sale of recreational pot legal.
The term suggests fatal crashes are inevitable and beyond our control—they're not.
New Orleans' force, once a national symbol of corruption and dysfunction, has become a model for change.
A look at the push to design correctional facilities for rehabilitation rather than punishment.
A reporter and a cameraman for CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke were killed. The gunman, who the station said was a former employee, shot himself hours later.
The technology is being deployed in secret by departments across the country, according to a recent investigative report.