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There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton

The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.

Blogs

Most of the candidates likely to contend for the presidency in 2016 have been silent—even Hillary Clinton, who’s been otherwise eager in recent weeks to opine extensively on national issues.

August 20, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

Officer Friendly, is it Halloween already?

August 19, 2014

Can the situation in Ferguson prompt accountability and oversight of law enforcement? 

August 15, 2014

Inmates and activists unite to stop prisoner abuse at Rikers Island Prison.

August 14, 2014

Famous TV host says reporters who don’t obey cops fast enough just want TV fame.

August 14, 2014

The racial disparities in the town where Michael Brown was killed by police are shocking, but they’re characteristic of the nation.

August 13, 2014

The de Blasio administration says it supports “broken windows” so long as it is done in a “respectful” manner. But that’s impossible. It is by definition disrespectful and oppressive.

August 6, 2014

We don’t escape America's history of racism because we believe ourselves to be good people, or that we're just doing our jobs. It’s already defined our lives. 

July 23, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014