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Law Enforcement

February 14, 2023 5:30 am

‘He’s Got a Knife—Kill Him!’

Not everything that makes police dangerous comes from culture. Some comes from the law—and the way cops train to operate…
Bill Lueders
February 7, 2023 5:30 am

Police Should Chill the F**k Out

Police profanity isn’t just impolite—it poisons the relationship with the public.
Mona Charen
February 1, 2023 5:30 am

Getting Serious About Police Reform

Training and accountability are key to ending this awful cycle.
Mona Charen
September 22, 2022 5:30 am

GOP Hopes ‘Crime Talk’ is a Golden Ticket for Midterm Candidates

Fox News and campaigning Republicans are forcing the facts to match their narrative of a national decline into violence and…
Bill Lueders
August 9, 2022 4:33 pm

‘Defund the FBI’—the MAGA Right’s Hypocritical New Slogan

An overnight switcheroo on ‘defunding’ or ‘abolishing’ law enforcement after the Mar-a-Lago search.
William Saletan
August 5, 2022 5:30 am

The Warrior-Cop Ethos and the Stand-Around Cops in Uvalde

In terms of training and equipment, American police have become increasingly militarized. That doesn’t always mean they know how and…
Bill Coberly
July 13, 2022 4:56 am

The Shooting of Jayland Walker Doesn’t Feed Any Narrative

On June 27, an unarmed man in Akron, Ohio, was shot by police more than 60 times. This case is…

Daniel McGraw
December 27, 2021 5:30 am

More Transparency for the Capitol Police

The anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection is a reminder that they need less secrecy and more accountability.
Ginger Quintero-McCall
November 5, 2021 5:30 am

Policing for Profit Targets Low-Income People Who Can’t Afford to Fight Back

. . . rather than drug kingpins.
Jennifer McDonald
August 27, 2021 5:30 am

Who Is Backing the Blue?

Police who defended the Capitol on January 6 are now left to fend for themselves.
Amanda Carpenter