Police

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The Most Popular Entries in a New 'Cop Slang' App Are Predictably Filthy

The user-generated dictionary wants to introduce you to how police officers actually talk to each other.

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'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

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San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet Cams

Officials say that the ban is necessary to protect people's privacy. Is that so?

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A Majority of Black Americans Feel They're Treated Unfairly by Just About Every Major Civic Institution

Cops. Courts. Schools. Elections.

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Detroit Police Are Learning How to Do Stop-and-Frisk

The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."

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A Visitor's Guide to Florida's Most Notorious Law Enforcement Agencies

Seven police and sheriff's departments that have proven they won't hesitate to wreck your life. 

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Idea of the Day: A Twitter Account To Shame Bike Thieves

The San Francisco police are taking their anti-bike-theft efforts to social media.

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Meet the Conservative Texas Sheriff Who Refuses to Put Potheads in Jail

Sheriff Arvin West doesn't have time for dumb marijuana laws. 

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Seattle Police Department Will Distribute Doritos to Stoners

This is public health at its finest.

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Concord Stops Its Police Chief From Buying a Ridiculous Military Vehicle

The police department in New Hampshire wants an armored personnel carrier. Residents don't. 

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The Human Toll of Stop and Frisk

"No matter what I do, I am being constantly treated as if I’m not worthy of this society."

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The Most Damning Passages in the New York Stop and Frisk Ruling

The numbers are bad. But these recorded quotes from department leaders really get at the heart of the problem.

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How Race and Inequality Influence the Size of Urban Police Forces

Findings from the police staffing levels of 64 U.S. cities.

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Manhunts Made Smarter

Could better software change how police departments find fugitives?

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Chicago Police Got New Twitter Accounts. Will It Make a Difference?

A few social media norms the department should be prepared to address.

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The Biggest Test Yet of the NYPD's Pledge to Treat Traffic Deaths Seriously

A New York City police officer struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last weekend. Will there be charges?

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This Month's Other Crucial Privacy Debate: The Rocky Future of Arrestee DNA Collection

Three arguments for, against, and qualifying the recent Supreme Court ruling.

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Portland Police: Running Over Ducklings Is 'Not Going to Fare Well for the Agency'

The world cheers as an Oregon cop chooses rescuing ducks over fighting crime.

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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.