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Policing

  1. policing
    You Can’t Vote Out the PoliceThe problem of the police riot goes beyond partisan and even electoral remedies.
  2. bad apples
    In L.A. County, Gangs Wear BadgesA helpful illustration of a perverse incentive structure.
  3. 2020 elections
    The ‘Tough on Crime’ TicketThe historical irony of a Biden-Harris ticket during a criminal-justice reckoning.
  4. police reform
    The Window for Major Police Reform May Be ClosingThe superficial consensus in polls demonstrating that the public supports police reform hides deeper issues.
  5. bill de blasio
    Bill de Blasio Is Using New York’s Murder Rate to DemagogueThe mayor doesn’t know why murder rates have risen in the city. But he’s using them for political purposes anyway.
  6. profile
    Julián Castro and the ‘Timeless’ Policing CrisisPolicing reform was the centerpiece of his failed campaign. Now, it’s all anyone is talking about.
  7. protest
    NYPD Officer Charged After Shoving a Protester to the GroundVincent D’Andraia is the first NYPD officer to be charged over his interactions with a protester since the demonstrations began.
  8. policing
    Protests Might Spread the Coronavirus. Curfews and Crackdowns Definitely Will.Curfew orders are getting legal authority from the pandemic, but their enforcement will make the virus spread further.
  9. policing
    Cops Get Away With Murder Because They’re PopularThe police are legally unaccountable because they’re politically powerful. Reforms must attack — and circumvent — the sources of their power.
  10. coronavirus
    Even During a Pandemic, the NYPD Is Still the NYPDThe novel coronavirus hasn’t changed its basic nature.
  11. nypd
    NYC Prosecutors Keep Lists of Police Officers Who Lie Too MuchThere’s no indication that these officers have had their other policing duties restricted.
  12. policing
    NYC’s Police-Union Leaders Are UnhingedThis is not normal behavior.
  13. policing
    LAPD Is Falsely Labeling People As Gang Members. It’s Part of a Bigger Crisis.LAPD officers’ falsely labeling people as gang members reveals a bigger problem: It doesn’t take much to get yourself added to a gang database.
  14. debates
    Julián Castro’s Perspective on Gun Violence and Policing Remains Essential“Police violence is also gun violence.”
  15. policing
    Officer Suspended After Arresting First-Grader. His Behavior Fits a Pattern.Black children in schools are subjected to police involvement at alarming rates.
  16. ferguson
    5 Years After Ferguson, Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Have Gotten WorseA big problem driving the 2014 unrest was black motorists getting stopped disproportionately. The gap between them and white motorists is now wider.
  17. white supremacy
    Racism Is Good at Hiding. Just Ask This White Nationalist Police Officer.A school resource officer in Virginia is also a member of Identity Evropa. His job? To help bigots conceal their bigotry from the public.
  18. Patrisse Khan-Cullors on 5 Years of Black Lives MatterThe activist gives a progress report on the movement, and talks about where it goes now, in Trump’s America.
  19. policing
    Trump to Lift Ban on Providing Military Gear to Local PoliceObama severely curtailed the program following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
  20. Prosecutors May Purge Some Low-Level Warrants Dating Back DecadesA new plan to respond to broken-windows tactics, according to a report in the New York Times.
  21. America Isn’t Suffering a Surge in Violent Crime — But Some of Its Cities AreMurder rates are spiking in disadvantaged urban communities, while the national homicide rate remains near historic lows.
  22. The Justice Department Issues Scathing Indictment of the Baltimore Police The DOJ found that Baltimore police violated residents’ constitutional rights through unlawful stops and excessive force.
  23. 4 Questions Raised by the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando CastileFour pressing questions about race and policing in America.
  24. Half of People Killed at the Hands of Police Are DisabledWhy don’t we talk about this more? 
  25. feature
    Baltimore After Freddie GrayA year after his death, murders in the city have soared, and the relationship between violence and policing has never been more complicated.
  26. crime
    A Crime and Policing Expert Critiques Black Lives Matter’s Police-Reform PlanCampaign Zero is a very good start, though a couple things could have made it better.
  27. policing
    Why Cops Handcuff Dead PeopleBecause they’re trained to, basically.