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Crime Dominates Voters’ Minds and Politicians’ Tongues
Chicago’s mayoral runoff and other spring elections in cities such as Denver and Akron, Ohio, will hinge largely on crime and public safety issues.
December 14, 2020
Police Use Painful Dog Bites To Make People Obey
Police are allowed to use “pain compliance.” But experts say dog bites are too unpredictable and severe.
June 21, 2017
A Federal Court Asks Jurors to Confront Their Hidden Biases
But is a novel video tutorial the best way? The jury is still out.
June 1, 2016
How a Police Detective Helps Inmates Prepare to Live on the Outside
A new documentary spotlights a program that reclaims lives through writing.
February 13, 2015
The Exoneration of Brandon Olebar
A prosecutor considers one his office got wrong.
February 4, 2015
When Police Go Rogue on Facebook
And you thought it was only teenagers...
December 2, 2014
What You Need to Know About Body Cameras
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?