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D.C. Cops Balance Bravado and Caution During COVID-19 Pandemic
Police across the country “have to be realistic about what we can and can’t do.”
Desperate for Recruits, Police Consider Non-Citizens
Tattoos, beards and past drug use are okay. What next?
Is the Answer to Crime More Cops?
It’s not how many, it’s how you use them.
Wendi C. Thomas
October 24, 2018
When You’re the Only Cop in Town
A photographer follows three lone officers who deal with drugs, domestic violence and wayward bears in their communities.
January 17, 2018
Trump Justice, Year One: The Demolition Derby
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
March 30, 2017
When Warriors Put on the Badge
Many veterans make careers in policing. Some bring war home.
February 8, 2017
“If Someone is Bringing Drugs into Mar-a-Lago, Police Could Try to Seize it.”
Donald Trump faces a fight on asset forfeiture.
January 30, 2017
Why Jeff Sessions Should Police the Police
Consent decrees can improve law enforcement even in cities that aren’t investigated.
January 29, 2017
Can Pollsters Drive Down Crime?
The NYPD’s public opinion guru thinks so.
October 12, 2016
When Do You Go for Your Gun?
Training cops in the use of force.