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‘How Would an Ethical Officer React?’ - The New York Times
A new class of Dallas recruits trains to step into an uneasy moment in American policing.
nytimes  nytimesmag  policing  police  policetraining  crime  policebrutality  dallas  photography 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Mother’s Death, a Botched Inquiry and a Sheriff at War - The New York Times
The sheriff called it a suicide. When a state investigator raised questions, he became the investigated.
crime  criminaljustice  murder  staugustine  florida  nytimes  police 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias
Eighteen academic studies, legal rulings, and media investigations shed light on the issue roiling America.
vanityfair  policing  police  policebrutality  data  race  racism  racialbias 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Calling Someone Other Than the Cops
Many kinds of urban disorder would be better addressed by people who aren't police officers.
The  Atlantic  policing  police  policebrutality  crime  poverty  cities  conorfriedersdorf 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Myth of Police Reform
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  law  lawenforcement  police  policebrutality  crime  criminaljustice 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Gangsters of Ferguson
Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.
ferguson  racism  race  police  theatlantic  policebrutality  law  tane 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice
In a community whose self-image and economic well-being are so tightly bound to the fortunes of the nation’s top-ranked college football team, law enforcement officers are finely attuned to a suspect’s football connections. Those ties are cited repeatedly in police reports examined by The Times. What’s more, dozens of officers work second jobs directing traffic and providing security at home football games, and many express their devotion to the Seminoles on social media.
nytimes  football  sports  crime  police  law  floridastate 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings
A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, a writer for the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write about what he's learned from his project.
gawker  crime  police  statistics  deadspin 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
America Is Not For Black People
The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.
deadspin  theconcourse  greghoward  ferguson  missouri  michaelbrown  race  violence  police 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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