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Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.

Surveillance 101: Big Brother goes to college.

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

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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

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

Mayor de Blasio inherits an intelligence apparatus that has spied on Muslims, infiltrated protest groups and created a huge electronic surveillance network.

January 17, 2014

Surveillance footage of Kelly Thomas’s death in 2011 sparked national outcry.

January 14, 2014