The NYPD says operations against teenage crews are effectively curbing youth violence. Others see a new way to continue racially biased policing.
Not more charter schools, says the author of a new UCLA Civil Rights Project report: School choice is only exacerbating the effects of the city’s extreme housing segregation.
Major cities throughout the U.S. have spent millions on mobile surveillance tools—but there are still few rules about what happens to the information they capture.
Law enforcement is seeking social media info from least two D.C. protest arrestees.
A lawyer for several protesters arrested in inauguration protests on Friday claims that police appear to be mining information from mobile phones taken after they were detained.
The Department of Education pick said a lot of things in her contentious Senate hearing. But she didn’t talk about how charter schools have fueled school re-segregation in urban America.
The controversial campaign of U.S. drone strikes has been intensely focused on small northern Pakistani communities near the Afghan border.
Service workers will likely have fewer safe, affordable ways to get home after late shifts.
A debate rages over the department’s request for a $1.4 million analytics tool that would let undercover accounts monitor users’ locations, associates—and even moods.
Documents from Chicago's Cook County Sheriff’s Office reveal the undercover techniques law enforcement uses to monitor—and manipulate—social media users.
Baltimore uses a little-known risk assessment tool to help make bail decisions. It’s supposed to be an objective way to keep non-violent defendants out of jail, but some fear it might be reinforcing racial bias.
The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.
The president-elect's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants has set up a showdown with the cities that have pledged to protect them.
Investors are betting on Trump’s promise to incarcerate and deport millions, and big changes may be coming to America's prison towns, says Carl Takei of the ACLU.
Trump won the Rust Belt, and the presidency, by taking on longtime Democratic strongholds outside of big cities.
Border patrol and police militarization will likely grow. And federal pressure for reform is likely finished.
In a new paper, the former attorney general argues that using bail to jail low-income defendants is unconstitutional.
A new tool called OpenOversight matches names and badge numbers with photos of police. But some fear it could put officers’ lives in danger.
Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.
“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”
Debate is brewing over whether individuals’ risk assessments will be based on factors out of their control.