In poorer neighborhoods, overly aggressive officers are too often a source of community anxiety. Their misbehavior contributes to disorder.
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter ponder policing in the aftermath of Mike Brown's death and the failure to indict his killer.
Four Atlantic staffers discuss the podcast's newest installment, which appraises the cracks in the 1999 defense of Adnan Syed.
Adventures in the human imagination
The context for another officer-involved homicide
A defense of the podcast, its producer, and the This American Life approach to narrative journalism
Officers fired for misconduct often appeal the decision and get reinstated by obscure judges in secretive proceedings.
There are clearer, more persuasive illustrations of law-enforcement misbehavior and the need to rein it in.
Would serial offenders have a harder time if more men and women felt personally responsible for stopping them?
Officer Darren Wilson was spared criminal charges in part because of significant contradictions in the testimony of bystanders who saw the Ferguson, Missouri, teen get shot and killed.
The perils of shipping arms to Iraq and Syria
The policy will improve life for millions. The way he is enacting it may contribute to great harms.
The former president laments, "We don't want to be around anybody who disagrees with us."
Three Atlantic staffers discuss the podcast's newest installment, a character study into the life of the accused.
News organizations should stop reporting that "militants" were killed when they can confirm no such thing.
Digital norms are making the culture wars worse.
As a lame-duck member of Congress, the Coloradan has the unique ability to expose CIA and NSA lawbreaking—without breaking the law himself.
Kang Chol-hwan spent 10 years in a camp for political prisoners. This week, he spoke out on Reddit about what his countrymen know of their plight.
A snapshot of the news organization as it asked itself, "How should we cover Kim Kardashian?"
Four Atlantic staffers discuss the latest installment of the podcast, in which listeners finally learn more about Jay.