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June 3, 2020
Masks On, Fists Up: Scenes from New York City’s Protests Against Police Violence
Some of the city’s most famous streets, emptied by the pandemic, fill with demonstrators and police in riot gear.
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May 28, 2020
Before George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Failed to Adopt Reforms, Remove Bad Officers
The department allows officers to use choke holds barred in other cities.
July 27, 2016
Are Cop-Killings on the Rise?
Only if you look at very limited data.
April 19, 2016
The ‘Chicago Model’ of Policing Hasn’t Saved Chicago
Why is everyone else copying it?
February 8, 2016
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Heather Mac Donald
February 3, 2016
Policing the Future
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
, with additional reporting by
July 2, 2015
Is Google More Accurate Than the FBI?
In tracking deaths by police, the tech world might beat Uncle Sam.
May 2, 2015
Baltimore’s Polite Police Reform
The softer side of Justice Department intervention.
January 6, 2015
A Short History of Police Protest
From Calvin Coolidge to Bill de Blasio.
November 30, 2014
What Death Penalty Opponents Don’t Get
There are fates worse than death.