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In response to a crime wave, police are imprisoning a record number of nonviolent offenders.

Reports that New York police conducted sweeping nationwide surveillance of people suspected of anti-Bush sentiment in 2004 just might scare us into silence.

With military and law enforcement forces combing New
Orleans in the wake of the storm, why did the federal government feel compelled to hire private security firms Blackwater USA and BATS to keep the peace?

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
rel

This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.

When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.

Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer

On the eve of mass protests, police tell tales that turn out not to be true.

On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

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Albuquerque police who use excessive force rarely face any form of accountability.

April 10, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

The death of James Boyd adds to a long list of questionable use-of-force incidents involving APD officers.

March 24, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

The numbers look good. Someday they won’t. Let’s not talk about them so much.

March 12, 2014

Overall stops and arrests are down, but arrests of panhandlers and peddlers are way up.

March 6, 2014

An internal review of the US Border Patrol raises serious questions about the agency’s use-of-force policy.

February 28, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Kang Wong’s case highlights the need for language access services in police departments.

January 21, 2014