Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges sits down with sociologist Alex Vitale, author of "The End of Policing," to discuss the nature of law enforcement in the U.S.
A legal scholar and a cop-turned-reform-advocate face off against a journalist and a cop-turned-lawyer on the hot question of whether American law enforcement is racist.
Half of American adults are included in a vast facial recognition database populated in part by driver's license photos and mugshots.
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.
Authorities are harvesting and evaluating your data to calculate your "threat score."
A Washington Post study reveals that approximately 40 percent of all unarmed men shot to death by police this year were black. Black males make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population.
Congress has created an average of 50 new crimes per year for the past decade.
The bizarre story of a local hero turned bad cop has captivated the media. Illinois police officer "GI Joe” Gliniewicz was secretly leading a life of crime, diverting thousands of dollars from a police department’s youth auxiliary program before staging his suicide to make it look like a murder.
Friday's protest stemmed from widespread feeling that Clinton is not doing enough to address police brutality and the systematic incarceration of African-Americans.