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What the Fight Over Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ Reveals About Policing of Protests
Opponents of the proposed police training facility have launched a petition for a vote — and some face charges as domestic terrorists.
How Criminal Records Hold Back Millions of People
More than 70 million Americans with arrest records face barriers to find work or a decent place to live.
October 22, 2021
Police Say Jiu-jitsu Can Make Them Less Violent During Arrests
But will cops training in martial arts lead to struggles that didn’t need to happen?
April 8, 2021
Murders Rose Last Year. Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Were Hit Hardest.
A COVID-strained social safety net. Entrenched distrust between cops and communities of color. "2020 was a tinderbox."
October 31, 2019
Why Some Police Departments Are Leaving Federal Task Forces
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams.
June 11, 2015
Lessons for Bratton on How to Recruit Black Officers
A conversation with Atlanta’s Chief of Police, George Turner.
April 14, 2015
Cheaters Never Prosper
But they hardly ever get punished this severely.