Crime

Reuters

The City Where Blacks Suffer Under 'Stop and Frisk on Steroids'

Police abuses in Miami Gardens, Florida, are staggering, but few Americans seem to care. 

AP

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Videotaping All Gun Purchases

The Chicago mayor is introducing the proposal today at a city council meeting.

Shutterstock

The Worst Holiday Weekend for Red-Light Running Is Here

Memorial Day weekend is a bad time to drive overall. 

Segway

A Short History of Three-Wheeled Cop Cars

Segway's new three-wheeled patroller isn't an innovation so much as a knock-off.

AP/Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Heroin Trade Through New York City Is the Highest It's Been in 20 Years

Officials have seized 786 pounds of heroin this year, the most since 1991.

HBO

What If U.S. Cities Just Stopped Participating in the War on Drugs?

An idea whose time may have finally come. 

Reuters

How Sex Work Became Invisible in America

Law enforcement plays the determining role in where and when sex workers make a living in the United States.

Videos

'Stop Telling Women to Smile'

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created an ongoing public art series that actively addresses street harassment.

Reuters

Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative. 

Reuters

Philadelphia's Tourist-Friendly Prison

Eastern State Penitentiary housed its last inmates in 1971. Since then, it's become a destination for visitors, art, and prison-era reunions.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A New Memorial for Indianapolis Homicide Victims Will Be Built Out of the Guns That Killed Them

The city is on track to hit 150 homicides in 2014.

Rueters

Sooner or Later, Security Drones Will Be Hovering Over Major Marathons

Our scary but inevitable future.

Reuters

How Police Spied on a Whole City

In a secret test, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department sent a civilian aircraft over Compton, capturing high-resolution video of everything.

Reuters

Catching and Saving Bucharest's Stray Dogs

More than 60,000 homeless canines roam the Romanian capital.

Poo2Loo/Youtube

This Catchy Anti-Public Defecation PSA Stars a Dancing Pile of Poo

"Take poo to the loo."

Youtube

Why Did This Guy Think a Confetti 'Bomb' at the Boston Marathon Site Was a Good Idea?

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Maps
Associated Press

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

AP

The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

The highly educated tend to live apart in college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and big cities like Birmingham and Houston.

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The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police

A federal review has found that officers routinely used unnecessary force against citizens.