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Law Enforcement

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
August 19, 2021 5:30 am

Biden Must Act to Ensure Nonviolent Offenders Aren’t Sent Back to Prison

The case for allowing the 4,500 prisoners now at home because of COVID to serve the remainder of their terms…
Dan King
August 11, 2021 5:30 am

New Capitol Police Chief on What the Force Learned from Jan. 6

“We need more cops. We need more equipment. And we need more training.”
Brian Karem
August 11, 2021 5:16 am

“Law and Order” Politics Is Back. Here’s How to Beat It.

Don’t pretend that violent crime isn’t on the rise. And don’t defund the police.
Austin Sarat and Dennis Aftergut