Crime

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

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

It depends on what the end goals are.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A New Magazine Helps Addicts Fund Their Addictions—Legally

Illegal! magazine allows its vendors to keep sales profits so they can buy drugs rather than stealing to fund their habits.  

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No Indictment

The grand jury's decision on Monday means Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Why the Delhi Metro Needs to Get Rid of the 'Ladies Compartment'

Grouping female passengers into single cars underscores the idea that women can't use transit freely.

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Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow the grand jury announcement on officer Darren Wilson.

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Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

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The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."