The War on Drugs Simply Doesn’t Work
U.S. has spent roughly $1 trillion on drug prohibition since 1971.
by Casey Given
Retrial Begins for Detroit Cop who Killed 7-Year-Old in ‘Reality Show Shooting’
“I replay this every day in my head… There’s nothing else I could have done differently.”
by RT

How Cops Became Robbers
Three features of civil forfeiture law and five Supreme Court decisions make it easy for police to take money from motorists.
by Jacob Sullum
Police seizures of cash rise, fueled by private training firms
Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back
by Michael Sallah and Robert O’Harrow Jr.

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death
Attorney concerned “media frenzy” following police shooting in Missouri could harm client’s right to impartial jury.
by Associated Press
Off-Duty State Cop Who Shot Pals Was Allegedly On Weeklong Bender
Neighbor: “Last week, he started to drink. I saw him drunk on Wednesday.”
by Ben Yakas

Police Det. faces restraining order over alleged relationship with 17-year-old girl
The mother caught detective, 43, naked on the floor with her daughter when she came home early one day.
by Stephanie Barry
4 Pennsylvania Cops suspended indefinitely for an alleged joy ride gone awry
Tossed firework at on-duty officer’s cruiser as a joke, sparking a chase.
by Eric Scicchitano


Senate Hearing to Examine Militarization of Local Police
“…The use of the militarized force was counterproductive in terms of de-escalating the tension,” senator says.
by Kevin Killeen
Alameda County Sheriff boots Mother Jones reporter from SWAT show for "unauthorized photos"
Evicted from event and had press-credentials yanked.
by Cory Doctorow

Three Cop Watchers Get Arrested for Videotaping Arlington, Texas Police
Cops confiscate phones and cameras.
by Sky Chadde
Stop and seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
In recent years, thousands of people have had cash confiscated by police without being charged with crimes.
by Michael Sallah, Robert O’Harrow Jr., Steven Rich

Man Arrested For Filming Militarized Police Raid
“You go inside right now….it’s a lawful order….go inside right now.”
by Paul Joseph Watson
The Pentagon Is Giving Grenade Launchers to Campus Police
Campus police forces have been vigorously trained in paramilitary tactics.
by Hannah K. Gold

Civilian Head of Sheriff Oversight Quits; Neck Restraints ‘Last Straw’
“That was the last straw.”
by Jennifer Sullivan
Cop arrested in Queens after allegedly getting into fight with mechanic
Cop gets into fist fight at mechanic shop.
by Ryan Sit