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Why Police Should Embrace Communities—Not Shut Them Out
A former police chief on why the job should be more than “runnin’ and gunnin’.”
Commentary • 10.30.2018
All The Ways Being White Helped Me Avoid Prison
“As a young, educated white girl, I confused everyone I encountered in law enforcement.”
Life Inside • 09.13.2018
Why the Fraternal Order of Police Must Go
The nation’s largest police organization does more harm to public safety than good.
Commentary • 10.11.2017
How Bad Apples Spoil the Whole Bunch
When a ‘hot cop’ proves himself a bad apple, police should hold him accountable, not close ranks.
Commentary • 09.27.2017
Trump’s Remarks To Police Violate His Oath of Office
The president swore to uphold the Constitution but asked officers to ignore it.
Commentary • 08.02.2017
White America’s Unshakeable Confidence in the Police
A new poll says whites are as confident in the police as ever. How?
Commentary • 07.19.2017
After Creating Danger, Can Cops Use Force with Impunity?
A recent Supreme Court decision left open that possibility. That’s bad for the public, and for police.
Commentary • 06.15.2017
Jeff Sessions Could Learn Something From Fox’s New Cop Show
A former senior DOJ official says ‘Shots Fired’ gets right what the AG gets wrong.
Commentary • 05.21.2017
A Lesson On Jordan Edwards
A high school teacher on the challenge of responding to high-profile police shootings.
Commentary • 05.09.2017
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
Commentary • 03.13.2017
Who Loves Pokémon Go? The Police.
Officers seize on the latest craze for fun — and plenty of safety tips.
News • 07.12.2016
“Ghettoside” Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King
Not nearly enough, she says
Q&A • 03.03.2016
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers Rodney King and the L.A. Riots
‘Rodney King is in the lineage of Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Trayvon Martin — that lineage of violation.’
Q&A • 03.02.2016
How Much Do You Remember About the Rodney King Beating and Riots?
Twenty-five years ago, the first viral video captured police brutality and shook the nation.
Quiz • 03.02.2016
Policing the Future
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
Feature • 02.03.2016
Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and the Way to Justice
Two towering lives in a prequel to Black Lives Matter.
Commentary • 01.15.2016
Black Lives Matter Protesters are “Tired,” “Hopeful,” “Ready”
Minneapolis sit-in for Jamar Clark stretches through a third week.
The Frame • 12.03.2015
Another Police ‘Reformer’ Takes a Fall
Chicago’s chief became a political liability.
News • 12.02.2015
Will the ‘21 Foot’ Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
Q&A • 11.25.2015
Radley, DeRay, and Piper on Obama’s Conversation with The Marshall Project
Other voices from the criminal justice community weigh in.
Commentary • 10.23.2015
Top Cops and Prosecutors Form Alliance to Battle Crime and Prison Crowding
New group backs bipartisan proposals to ease drug sentencing, solitary confinement.
News • 10.21.2015
‘There is a Visceral Hatred for the People Who Wear This Uniform.’
Baltimore’s chief on policing in black communities.
News • 04.23.2015