The attorney general mischaracterized Obama-era rules while citing a study that actually says new computers reduce crime more than heavy weapons do.
After militarizing police departments by 2,400 percent, President Obama is now preparing to send more battlefield weaponry to law enforcers. And Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would surely build on that legacy.
Though it may seem like an absurd, cruel joke, it's not just our police departments that are being militarized; our school districts are getting tanks as well. Here's what Stephen Colbert has to say about it.
"A lot of cities like to use violence as a last resort," a Ferguson policeman played by David Koechner says in a recent Funny or Die video clip, "but we've found it's pretty fun to use it as a first resort."
“Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?” the "Daily Show" host asks of Fox News' pundits on the show's first day back from a summer break.
An interactive map of American counties lets readers see how many aircraft, armored vehicles, body armor, grenade launchers, vision accessories and assault rifles left over from the military-industrial complex's bloody adventures in the Middle East have ended up in their hometown.
In witnessing the state reaction to the brutal killing of Michael Brown, we recognize violence as a major mode of control in corporate-dominated societies.
Mychal Denzel Smith, a contributing writer at The Nation, argues that the impetus behind the Ferguson protests isn't the slaying of one unarmed black man since the incident is not uncommon in present-day America.
Several journalists have been arrested during protests held in Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown's shooting; Egypt issues a statement urging the U.S. to employ "restraint" in the Missouri suburb, seemingly mocking similar statements from the American government in the past; meanwhile, the Arctic's snow depth has fallen significantly in the past half century. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.