While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.
A new bill bans only lethal weapons from being placed on the flying machines.
El Grito de Sunset Park makes it their business to monitor the police and make sure they don't commit acts of brutality in the heavily Hispanic neighborhood.
Taking 'Playboy' out was a significant coup for cops here, but gang culture in Rio's favelas is so deeply rooted that bringing down its most charismatic leaders isn't enough to undermine the grip of violence.
A few days later, the same guy called police to let them know he'd gotten in a fight with a neighbor down the street.
If investigators are right, police officer VonTrey Clark paid to have a woman killed because she was pregnant with his child.
The WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Islamic State recruiters reportedly told them a girl in the city is planning to strike.
The police shooting of two young men of color this week shows that even as more Americans consider race to be the biggest issue facing the country and citizens are increasingly attuned to how cops target minorities, little has changed at the local level.
James Daniel McIntyre was a "sweet guy" who hacked credit cards and gave the money to charity, according to those who knew him.
Also this week: A cop pulled a gun on a guy who was filming him.
It's part of a money-saving scheme that, according to police, everyone is totally cool with.
Supporters hope victims will feel more confident to move forward with domestic violence cases and press charges if they know the person hearing their case is experienced.
Flawed information in a police database has led to about 100 young people being falsely arrested.
A long New Yorker profile offers us a glimpse into the world of the man who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown this time last year. The former cop now styles himself something of a tragic figure.
From having an air freshener on your rearview mirror to driving through a yellow light, it's terrifyingly easy to get convicted for a crime after being pulled over for something that is actually not illegal.
Some Queensland farmers are exploiting Australia's regional employment scheme to sleep with vulnerable workers.
In 2009, Henry Davis was jailed because there was a warrant out for a man with a similar name, allegedly beaten by cops, then charged with destruction of property for bleeding on police uniforms.
After spending an ordinary evening at home with her boyfriend, Chelsea Clark was sent a series of photos of the couple's night, seemingly taken from the laptop's camera.
After being pulled over for not having a license plate earlier this month, the 43-year-old was shot in the head by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing without provocation. After Tensing got charged with murder and manslaughter, residents h…
This month has seen at least six women of color die while in custody—but some statistics show that such incidents are sadly not rare.
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
Topless women are having something of a moment this week in Canada, though not without conflict.
The leader of the National Police Chiefs Council said that small grow operations are likely to be merely "recorded" rather than investigated.