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‘Luckiest man alive’: Why 9/11 first responders’ outlooks may improve even as physical health fails

A new report released by the New York City Fire Department finds that even as 9/11 responders’ self-reported physical health has declined over the years, they have consistently reported their mental health-related quality of life as better than that of average Americans.... Read more»

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House GOP’s misplaced blame for rising homicides

Homicides are on the rise, but the increase started last year when Donald Trump was president - according to data compiled by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the number of homicides rose 33% in 66 major cities in 2020 compared with 2019.... Read more»

Impunity after a deadly police shooting: 'There was no discipline because no wrongdoing was found'

To understand why police are so rarely held accountable for killings, you should know about Kawaski Trawick, and what didn’t happen to the officer who shot him. ... Read more»

My family saw a police car hit a kid on Halloween. Then I learned how NYPD impunity works.

ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.... Read more»

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»

Efforts mounting to bar gun possession by those convicted of animal cruelty

Scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests that a person who abuses animals also has a higher likelihood of hurting other people, so state and federal level are pushing to slap a no-gun penalty on anyone convicted of animal cruelty. ... Read more»

Grijalva 'proud' of arrest at Trump Tower protest

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested during an immigration demonstration at Trump Tower in NYC on Tuesday, along with two other members of Congress. Grijalva was taken into custody after protesters blocked traffic outside the building owned the President Donald Trump.... Read more»3

Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional?

People had a lot of questions about the police practice known as “stop-and-frisk” after the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. ... Read more»

Private donors supply spy gear to cops

There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.... Read more»

Can we trust crime numbers?

In the midst of a revolution where criminal justice data moves at the speed of light, the pace of federal statistical studies can seem glacial, critics say.... Read more»

Zuckerberg takes hit from Facebook security flaws

Mark Zuckerberg's private photos — of him at home with girlfriend Priscilla Chan, meeting Obama ... holding a live chicken by the legs — have leaked onto the internet following the discovery of yet another security Facebook flaw.... Read more»

NYPD arrests 700 at anti-Wall St. protest

In New York, police have arrested more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters, who forced the closure of the Brooklyn Bridge after blocking traffic.... Read more»

FBI probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 hacking

The FBI is in the initial stages of an investigation of News Corp. over allegations employees hacked into a rival's website and its reporters sought access to phone records of 9/11 victims, Bloomberg reported Friday.... Read more»

Border crime

Analysis: Italian mafia brokering Mexican drug trade

Rather than distribute the drugs in the U.S. itself, as the Italian mafia of yore once did, the ‘ndrangheta has ceded these operations to Mexican cartels while focusing its efforts on shipping drugs from Latin America to West Africa.... Read more»

Comic: Faisal Shahzad

The art of interrogation, Obama-style

Suspected would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has reportedly been singing like a bird ever since his arrest, thanks in large part to diabolical police interrogation methods.... Read more»