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Ferguson apples

R.I.P. Michael Brown.... Read more»

The best reporting on federal push to militarize local police

Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone.”... Read more»

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Money, not morals, drives pro & anti-pot movements

The legalization of cannabis gives rise to a new industry that spends money in Washington to further its interests. But they will be competing against the big money groups which benefit from the continued prohibition of marijuana.... Read more»

Peru’s secret weapon against cop corruption: Policewomen

Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it.... Read more»

Lawmakers seek limits on police drone use

As drones become smaller and less expensive, law enforcement agencies are looking at them as a way to operate more efficiently and with greater safety. That has some lawmakers saying Arizona needs to protect people’s privacy.... Read more»

Can vigilante justice save Mexico?

With law and order stretched thin in Mexico, citizen posses have stepped up, rounding up accused drug dealers and other criminals.... Read more»

Mexican police arrested over alleged links to drug cartels

Over 150 police in the northern Mexican state of Durango have been arrested on suspicion of protecting drug traffickers.... Read more»

Mexican town's police force resigns after deadly attacks on cops

The majority of the police force in the Mexican town of Marcos Castellanos resigned on Saturday, after a series of attacks targeted their force during the last days of 2012.... Read more»

Key convictions overturned in killing by New Orleans police

A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of two former New Orleans police officers imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors’ efforts to hold police accountable for misconduct before and after the storm.... Read more»

Az counterterrorism centers ineffective, investigators say

Arizona police agencies were among those singled out in a two-year Senate committee investigation that found “widespread deficiencies” in a Homeland Security Department program that officials have touted for years as a centerpiece in U.S. counterterrorism efforts.... Read more»

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Englishman shocked by Arizona’s ‘Wild West’ approach to guns

Mortiz Bromley, a 21-year-old U.K. citizen, never thought about owning a handgun – until he studied abroad in Arizona.... Read more»

How many millions of cellphones are police watching?

Cellphone companies finally disclosed that they responded to 1.3 million demands for subscribers’ information last year from law enforcement, in response to a congressional inquiry last week.... Read more»

Austerity in the UK: Where's the rage music?

Plan B fills Sid Vicious’ shoes, rapping for London’s underworld of drugs, prostitution, and murder. If only it were that simple.... Read more»

Comic: Politics (and doughnuts)

Vice Presidential Blues

In honor of National Doughnut Day, which was Friday.... Read more»

Analysis

State guard or 'Arizona Five-0'?

With the high costs of maintaining and potential legal ramifications of arming an autonomous militia to combat threats that are at best nebulous, lawmakers and the governor could find themselves in deep drama for something resembling reality TV – until, that is, reality itself steps forward.... Read more»1

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