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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

The Innovative Policy at the Heart of Fresh Violence in Rio

The police department's once-lauded pacification program appears to be unraveling. 

Tommy Wells for Mayor

Why D.C.'s Police Union Endorsed a Marijuana Reformer

Cops want to get paid, too. 

REUTERS

The LAPD Made a Meaningful Change to the Rules Governing Deadly Force

A subtle, but crucial policy tweak recognizes the importance of officer behavior pre-shooting. 

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How Long Can a Cop Keep You After a Traffic Stop? No One's Sure

One of the murkiest areas in Fourth Amendment law.

REUTERS

How the Republican Plan for Immigration Reform Repeats the Mistakes of the Drug War

The SAFE Act could lead to overcrowded prisons and misplaced law enforcement priorities.

REUTERS

Think Twice Before Asking Police to Deal With the Mentally Ill

"What cops do is arrest people. If you don’t want to be arrested, you probably shouldn’t call the police."

REUTERS

One Simple Way to Improve How Cops and Prosecutors Do Their Jobs

The power of a questionnaire. 

AP

This Is What Happens When Neighborhoods Don't Trust the Police

Someone shot at a group of officers in broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware, and no one will speak up.

Open records

A Mugshot Profiteer Attempts to Defend the Business Model

Mugshots.com wants you to believe that it's a good thing to make people pay money to have their mugshots taken down. (Spoiler: It's not a very convincing argument).

AP

The Spike of Cop Killings in 2011 Was Thankfully Just a Spike

Despite concerns over an uptick, both felonious and accidental killings of police officers fell substantially in 2012.

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Is a Pet Dog Really Killed by a Police Officer Every 98 Minutes?

A new documentary promises to shed light on the size and scope of America's under-covered "puppycide" epidemic.

REUTERS

The Sunny Side of Mass Surveillance

With the right rules, it might just make life better. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

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So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color

A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. 

REUTERS

2 Unpublished Studies Say Stop-and-Frisk Doesn't Work

There's no evidence stop-and-frisk works, but there's burgeoning evidence that it doesn't. 

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The Study That Could Upend Everything We Thought We Knew About Declining Urban Crime

An NYU sociologist now says New York's famed police tactics had nothing to do with the city's turnaround.