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Police and Law Enforcement

Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 1, 2004

    Lying in Wait

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

    David Graeber

  • February 12, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    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

    David Cole

  • January 8, 2004

    Baghdad Beat

    There's a wonderful children's story by Roald Dahl titled Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox is a wily fellow whose record of chicken theft has driven three local farmers to the point of madness.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • November 13, 2003

    A Warning for Miami

    For information on the Viveiros case:

    Michael Blanding

  • July 31, 2003

    The Drug War Goes Up in Smoke

    A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.

    Sasha Abramsky


  • June 26, 2003

    Lost Innocents

    Every day, DNA testing overturns another man's rape or murder conviction.

    Katha Pollitt

  • June 20, 2003

    Buyer Beware

    Speaking at a conference this winter on Internet crime,'s director of law enforcement and compliance, Joseph Sullivan, offered law-enforcement officials extensive access to personal cust

    Jonah Engle

  • April 24, 2003

    The Public Is the Enemy

    On March 22, a few hundred peaceful antiwar protesters in Seattle who had gathered around the Federal Building suddenly found themselves being swept down streets by officers in riot gear and th

    Silja J.A. Talvi

  • April 24, 2003

    Driving While Immigrant

    Emboldened by the "success" of its preventive war in Iraq, the Bush Administration appears to be expanding its preventive law-enforcement strategy at home.

    David Cole

  • January 30, 2003

    Concerning Pee-Wee, Townshend and Ritter

    The worse the state treats kids, the more the state's prosecutors chase after inoffensive "perverts" in the private sector who have committed the so-called crime of getting sexual kicks out of

    Alexander Cockburn