Sep 8, 2016
The federal government has been equipping planes with monitoring devices for some time. But how far will law enforcement agencies go in order to watch citizens?
Aug 18, 2016
The so-called “trolley problem” isn’t the only issue on the horizon as the driverless car rolls toward the nation’s public roads. The so-called “trolley problem” isn’t the only issue on the horizon as the driverless car rolls toward the nation’s public roads.
Jul 23, 2016
Removing officers in the field could reduce the danger they face and the need to use force. Then again, adding a layer of distance between officers and citizens could increase the use of force.
Jul 11, 2016
Cleveland police have ordered riot gear and the presumptive presidential nominee is promising greater militarization of the police. Don’t be surprised if things outside get violent. Will the Republican National Convention be a preview of a police state headed by a President Trump?
Jul 7, 2016
Further erosions of privacy are likely as companies develop more and better methods for gathering information on internet users.
Jun 22, 2016
The intelligence agency is facing blowback from advocacy organizations in response to its proposal for long-term storage and use of personal information—including that of people who haven’t committed crimes.
May 24, 2016
Expanding legal access to cannabis would help veterans with PTSD and many other vulnerable populations. Because the next president may not do it, it’s a change that should be made now.
May 13, 2016
In most states, people's firsthand experience of the criminal justice system can’t be part of the political debate on how to reform it.
Apr 22, 2016
Noel Schwerin spent seven years documenting the lives of a prison warden, a separatist murderer and a former gang member at California's Soledad Correctional Facility. The resulting film not only looks at the lives of these men but also gives viewers a sense of the enormity of the problems facing the American correctional system.
Mar 29, 2016
With authorities using "cell site simulators" to gather ever more cellphone information, privacy and civil rights groups fear that an effort “to chill broad social movements” is underway. A federal investigation, the groups say, is necessary.
Mar 21, 2016
Funny or Die’s show about the only black officer in a small-town police department dives into treacherous waters and brings humor to the surface.
Mar 4, 2016
With legendary inventor Elon Musk in the vanguard, innovators are racing to design an all-electric aircraft. One fact that spurs them on: Today's aviation-fuel airplanes are a significant part of the pollution crisis.