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High Tech, Low Tech: Big Cities Embrace Twin Approach to Crime

High Tech, Low Tech: Big Cities Embrace Twin Approach to Crime

Law enforcement officials and criminologists credit a dual approach with helping extend the decades-long reduction in crime in New York City and reducing gun violence in Chicago by 20 percent in 2017.

Chicago Homicides Fall 16 Percent in 2017

Chicago Homicides Fall 16 Percent in 2017

Shootings were down and firearms arrests were up, according to police.

Police Handcuff Screaming 11-Year-Old Black Girl at Gunpoint

Cops Who Cuffed Crying 11-Year-Old Black Girl at Gunpoint Will Not Be Disciplined

“If this happened to a white child, if her mother was screaming, ‘She’s 11,’ would you have handcuffed her and put her in the back of a police car?” Honestie asked.

Security Guard Who Shot Self, Blamed Nonexistent Black Man Dodges Jail Time For Now

Security Guard Who Shot Self, Blamed Nonexistent Black Man Dodges Jail Time For Now

Brent Ahlers may serve no time at all for his deadly lie that put Black men in danger.

Ohio Politicians Call for Inquiry into Jail Stun-gun Abuses

Ohio Politicians Call for Inquiry into Jail Stun-gun Abuses

Local political leaders say they agree with two U.N. torture experts who called for a criminal inquiry into these abuses.

Charlottesville Police Chief Retires

Charlottesville Police Chief Retires

A three-month review blamed law enforcement agencies for “disastrous results” during the deadly white supremacist rally in August that left one counterprotester dead.

Police Handcuff Screaming 11-Year-Old Black Girl at Gunpoint

Police Handcuff Screaming 11-Year-Old Black Girl at Gunpoint

“I was putting my hands through the little bars leaning out of the window, screaming, ‘Please don’t let them take me,’” 11-year-old Honestie Hodges told local media.

Your White Privilege Is Showing: Police Captain On Leave for Telling Cop He Benefits From His Race and Gender

Police Captain Who Informed Cop of His ‘White Male Privilege’ Reinstated

The entitled white male in question received a two-day suspension.

Exclusive: U.N. Watchdogs Call for Probe of Taser Assaults in U.S. Jails

Exclusive: U.N. Watchdogs Call for Probe of Taser Assaults in U.S. Jails

“Grave abuse” from Taser use in some U.S. jails violated the United Nations’ prohibition on cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and, in some cases, amounted to torture.

Cop Indicted for Shooting Black Man Accused of Robbing Own Truck

Cop Indicted for Shooting Black Man Accused of Robbing Own Truck

An attorney for Lyndo Jones said the victim “wasn’t too thrilled about” the district attorney’s handling of the shooting.

Your White Privilege Is Showing: Police Captain On Leave for Telling Cop He Benefits From His Race and Gender

Your White Privilege Is Showing: Police Captain On Leave for Telling Cop He Benefits From His Race and Gender

The officer claimed to be “racially and sexistly slurred” after being informed he is a white man.

Judge to Weigh Sentence for Former Cop who Killed Walter Scott

Judge to Weigh Sentence for Former Cop who Killed Walter Scott

Michael Slager, 36, pleaded guilty in May to a federal civil rights charge of using excessive force when he killed 50-year-old Walter Scott in 2015.

Police in Trump-supporting Towns Aid Immigration Officials in Crackdown

Police in Trump-supporting Towns Aid Immigration Officials in Crackdown

Since Trump took office in January, 29 departments have joined a special program under which they are deputized to perform some tasks of immigration agents, doubling its size in 10 months.

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man for ‘Breaking Into’ His Own Car

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man for ‘Breaking Into’ His Own Car

A charge for evading arrest may be revisited, according to police.

Federal Judge Limits St. Louis Police Conduct During Protests

Federal Judge Limits St. Louis Police Conduct During Protests

A federal judge ruled that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters.

Baltimore officer cleared of charges in Freddie Gray death: report

Baltimore Officer Cleared of Charges in Freddie Gray Death

A panel found Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty of 21 administrative charges of violating department policies during Freddie Gray’s arrest, meaning he will keep his job.

NYC to Make Some Minor Offenses Fines, Not Crimes

NY Police Monitor to Focus on Lawfulness, Not Number, of Stops: Judge

A court-appointed monitor for the NYPD will oversee the effort.

Biloxi Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Makes 37% Black Mississippi ‘Uncomfortable’

Biloxi Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Makes 37% Black Mississippi ‘Uncomfortable’

Another school district opted to ban the book, whose themes align with the killings of Black men by police and the backlash to NFL players’ national anthem protests.

Demonstrators Unveil ‘Stop Killing Us’ Banner at St. Louis Baseball Game

Demonstrators Unveil ‘Stop Killing Us’ Banner at St. Louis Baseball Game

A video posted on Facebook showed a group of demonstrators high above the playing field holding a banner with the St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot drawn on it as they shouted “No Justice. No Baseball” and “You can’t stop the revolution.”

St. Louis Approves Police Body Cameras Ahead of More Protests

St. Louis Approves Police Body Cameras Ahead of More Protests

Police will use the cameras under the test program but the police union will have to approve permanent body cameras.

Black Off-Duty Cop Shot by White Fellow Officer Who Was ‘Fearing for his Safety’

Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man who Did Not Respond to Commands

Witnesses, who heard the officers yelling commands, shouted that Magdiel Sanchez was deaf, a police spokesperson said.

St. Louis Police Probe Whether Officers Chanted ‘Whose Streets? Our Streets’

St. Louis Police Probe Whether Officers Chanted ‘Whose Streets? Our Streets’

More than 120 people were arrested late Sunday, when police in riot gear used pepper spray and detained activists who defied orders to disperse following larger, peaceful protests.

Factbox: In U.S. Police Killings of Black Men, Law Generally Sides with Officers

Factbox: In U.S. Police Killings of Black Men, Law Generally Sides with Officers

A look at five recent cases in which the legal system cleared officers of wrongdoing in the deaths of Black men.

NYPD, New York City Police to Wear Body Cameras under Labor Settlement

For First Time, NYPD Releases Body-camera Video of Fatal Shooting

The NYPD, the largest city police department in the United States, has been slower than some other law enforcement agencies to adopt body cameras and only a fraction of its officers have them.