by Judd Legum Posted on September 20, 2014 Updated: September 20, 2014
The deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson prompted nationwide outrage and weeks of protests. But police in the area apparently still have a lot to learn.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 11, 2014 Updated: September 12, 2014
It can feel like nothing has changed in the way we police the police. But in some cities where some the most violent police brutality has erupted, some things have.
by Judd Legum Posted on September 3, 2014
The piece was based on a series of tweets by Charles C. Johnson, an "independent" right-wing reporter.
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by Aviva Shen Posted on August 31, 2014
Police officers who are sued for misconduct almost never pay damages.
by Jessica Goldstein Posted on August 27, 2014 Updated: August 28, 2014
Jesse Helt's criminal record is not the most important thing about him.
by Hayes Brown Posted on August 27, 2014 Updated: August 27, 2014
North Korea says Americans are "seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 26, 2014 Updated: September 9, 2014
The problem isn't just Robert McCulloch. Local prosecutors aren't institutionally well suited to file charges against their own police.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on August 25, 2014
A proposal to dramatically increase black participation in Ferguson's elections garners support from an unusual source -- the National Review.
by Jessica Goldstein Posted on August 25, 2014 Updated: August 25, 2014
A comprehensive list from best to worst. Or, in VMA-speak, from Beyoncé's performance to Ariana Grande's ponytail.
by Judd Legum Posted on August 24, 2014
Things are bad in Ferguson but even worse in neighboring communities.