law enforcement

One Month In Jail For Possession Of Soap
A New York couple spent nearly a month in jail after a Pennsylvania state trooper mistakenly identified two bricks of homemade soap for cocaine. Read more...
For the women who pick and handle the food we eat every day, sexual assault often comes with the job. Read more...
Candlelight Vigil in New York to Mark the Anniversary of the Death of Trayvon Martin. Read more...
You've just got to love these Republicans. They attack teachers and their unions and their collective bargaining rights, and then turn around and expect them to do double duty as law enforcement. Here's what's becoming an all too common idea Read more...
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Not only do the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to jam signals, but they along with state and local authorities can also push for the shutdown of cell towers, thanks to a little-known legacy of the Bush administration: "Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303," which lays out the nation's official "Emergency Wireless Protocols." Read more...
Nothing like the rising up of viral campaigns for governments to realize that they are, in fact, answerable to the public: Chief Lee, who came on the job just 10 months ago for $102,000 a year to clean up a department tainted by racial Read more...
This is a shocking statistic. Nearly a third of young people arrested by age 23? Either something is wrong with our laws or with law enforcement. Via New York Times: By age 23, almost a third of Americans have been arrested for a crime, Read more...
Former 'Sheriff of the Year' Patrick J . Sullivan sent to Patrick J. Sullivan Detention Facility Read more...
While Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been busy arresting Latino car-wash workers and hapless mothers at roadblocks in his Ahab-like pursuit of undocumented immigrants, he's also been looking the other way when it comes to rape and other sex crimes, and Read more...