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Reporting on protests is no easy job—just ask the thirty-six reporters arrested while covering the Occupy movement. Do reporters have a right to gather the news?

The militarization of our police forces has turned a vital public-safety institution against its own people.

Brutality is an old problem, one that has worsened under the government of Luis Fortuño.

J. Edgar Hoover

Clint Eastwood's cinematic exploration of the FBI chief's rise to power is little more than a comforting myth.

Occupy Wall Street has exposed a system that regards people as disposable, but not usually so literally.

Around 175 people were arrested during a concerted action to shut down New York's financial district.

At least 175 people were arrested during a concerted action to shut down New York's financial district.

Riot police in Oakland, California

As Seattle police chief in 1999, my disastrous response to the WTO protests should have been a cautionary tale. Yet our police forces have only become more militarized.

Occupy Wall Street

The police occupation of the Wall Street area has been hardly less massive, sustained or impressive than the Zuccotti Park encampment.

The longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.

Blogs

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

A previously unreleased cellphone video captures a tense moment in the Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown died.

August 25, 2014

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