from The Great Debate:

Do Americans trust their cops to be fair and just? New poll contains surprises.

By Bill Schneider
January 15, 2015

A police officer gives a thumbs while arresting a demonstrator during a protest against police violence towards minorities at Grand Central Station in New York

A police officer gives a thumbs up while arresting a demonstrator during a protest against police violence towards minorities at Grand Central Station in New York January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

from Jim Gaines:

Waiting for the cold light of day in Missouri and the Middle East

August 26, 2014


Aside from the strange fact that both the Ferguson Police Department and the barbarians of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are using U.S. armor and weaponry, the shooting death of Michael Brown and the murder of James Foley would seem to have little in common, about as little as the Midwest and the Middle East.

from Photographers' Blog:

Covering the Ferguson unrest

August 19, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri
By Mario Anzuoni
At 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 11 my phone rang.
I was told to pack my riot gear and head to Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis in Missouri, to cover unrest that had broken out there following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

from The Great Debate:

Less than human: Do some police take a step beyond simple prejudice?

By David Dante Troutt
August 14, 2014

Riot police clear a street from demonstrators in Ferguson

When I tried to engage a friend in a conversation about the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, my friend wearily waved his hand for me to stop.

from Full Focus:

Protests in Missouri

August 14, 2014

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades, and smoke bombs during protests over the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

from MuniLand:

America’s police — the third rail

By Cate Long
April 3, 2014

For decades, conventional wisdom has said that federal entitlement programs are the third rail of national politics. Any politician advocating reductions would be penalized at the election booth.

from The Great Debate UK:

The Consumer Student

By Guest Contributor
April 2, 2014

--Priyamvada Gopal is a University Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of English and Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The opinions expressed are her own.--

from MuniLand:

Fullerton, CA may be wasting money on its police force

By Cate Long
January 15, 2014

Two Fullerton, California police officers were acquitted Monday in the brutal beating death of a homeless and mentally ill man, Kelly Thomas. Here is the story from Reuters:

from India Insight:

Mumbai police look to Bollywood for image makeover

November 19, 2013

Mumbai's police department has deployed an unusual strategy to revamp its sagging reputation and to counter criticism that it hasn't done a good job at solving crimes against women in the city - it called the biggest game in town and asked for help.

from The Human Impact:

Extreme measures to “protect” daughters in India

May 16, 2013

Gurpreet Singh is a determined man. But he is an even more concerned father.

The 32-year-old investment adviser is leaving India and migrating to Australia. There is nothing new in that -- tens of thousands of professional Indians emigrate every year.