Police

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A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

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Using Data Streams to Catch Criminals

A new NYPD system allows police to quickly collect data from cameras, crime reports, and 911 calls. What's the impact on our privacy?

How Much Should a Bankrupt City Pay Its Retired Police Officers?

A former chief in Stockton, California, is making $204,000 a year. This is unsustainable, and it needs to stop.

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Inside the Weird World of Tracking Gangs on Social Media

With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.

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D.C. Police Policy on Cameras Should Earn No Praise

Don't get too excited about a seemingly reasonable new policy on citizens photographing police officers. The city was forced to do it, and they're not happy about it.

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Survey of the Day: Police Officers Admit They Downplay Crimes

A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.

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This Week in Bans: Massachusetts City Plagued by Horrible Saxophonist

Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.

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Even In Low-Crime Portland, Police Want Cameras

Despite pockets of crime, critics say the cameras are taking police power too far.

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Police Overreach of the Day: A 6-Year-Old Is Handcuffed in Georgia

A kindergartener was arrested after she threw a tantrum in the principal's office.

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Cory Booker, Super Mayor: The Quiz

Can you tell which of these "facts" are true about Newark's firefighting, robber-tackling, erotic fiction-inspiring mayor?

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Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

Sheboygan's Odd, Addictive Police Scanner Chatter

@Sheboyganscan posts shocking, head-scratching and zen tweets from the Wisconsin city's police scanner.

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How To Catch a Criminal With Data

In an era of fewer resources, police could solve more crimes faster if they could leverage the Big Data long buried within their own departments.

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How Istanbul Became One of Europe's Safest Cities

The city's unique policing system is deeply rooted in its history.

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When Police Abuse Surveillance Cameras

What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?

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The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

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Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

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Drones on the Force

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming a hot new tool for police departments