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ASK THIS | October 06, 2011
After being chased, tackled and beaten by police, James Chasse Jr. died in police custody on Sept. 17, 2006. (Photo courtesy Jamie Marquez) Policing public space—with deadly results—in Portland, Ore. The cases of Keaton Otis and James Chasse show the race and class bias implicit in terms like “quality of life” and “livability”—at least as they are applied to law enforcement.
Heavily armed New York police officers on the streets (Sergey Shpakovsky)
By harnessing the vast wealth of publicly available cloud-based data, researchers are taking facial recognition technology to unprecedented levels
Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
September 7, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. On May 1, 2008, at 4:59 p.m., Brad Kleinerman entered the spooky world of homeland security.
We’ve been telling you about the Justice Department’s examination of the New Orleans Police Department as part of our Law & Disorder investigation into six cases of questionable police shootings in the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina. In March, DOJ released a blistering report describing “systemic violations of civil rights” by the NOPD, and just last week it was announced that two FBI agents will be stationed full time in the NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau to investigate allegations of significant corruption or civil rights violations. But the NOPD investigation is just one of 17 active investigations into law enforcement agencies across the country currently being conducted by DOJ’s Civil Rights Division — “more than at any time in the division’s history,” Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez told Congress last week.
Teen Girl Forced to Give Cop Oral Sex -- What the Sick Abuse of Authority Says About Our Rape Culture | News & PoliticsSeptember 6, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. In our authority-oriented society, we're expected to put our trust in certain powerful figures: the police officers charged with protecting us, the clergy charged with guiding us. So why is a culture of sexual abuse so rampant in many outposts of these kinds of institutions?
September 07, 2011 | By Jason Meisner | Tribune reporter A Cook County judge today ordered that more than 500 emails between former Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess and his students detailing their efforts to free a man serving a life sentence should be turned over to prosecutors.
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