A 1989 Supreme Court case gave police free rein for aerial surveillance, but California lawmakers want to limit how drones can be used.
A brutal dictator, a violent terrorist group, and the morally fraught tradeoff that interventionists face
President Obama is compelled to get permission before striking Syria, but if he violates the law by unilaterally ordering a strike it won't be the first time.
If Noah Dyer has his way, everyone else will be stripped of any rights to privacy too.
The whistleblower started out as an idealistic booster of the national-security state. Illegal and immoral behavior he witnessed on the inside turned him into an outsider.
One epicenter is South Carolina, where all 46 counties have at least one animal shelter—and only 18 have domestic abuse shelters.
On foreign policy, the presumptive presidential candidate responds to hard choices by fake-punting.
The mentally disturbed man was shot to death by St. Louis law-enforcement officers after walking toward them with a knife. Video of the incident has sparked debate about the police's reaction.
The foundations of a civilized law-enforcement agency—and a veteran LAPD officer whose attitudes are at odds with them
How has Boulder changed—or not—since the end of prohibition? And is it really the right city to explore the shift? Readers share their views.
When the chaos is over and criminal investigations begin, the way authorities scrutinize law-enforcement officers will be an important symbol of the city's approach to policing.
Energy spent squaring off against an incompetent police force is better directed at the city's power structure. Protest by day, collect signatures by night.
Military-grade weapons should not be on law enforcement's list of back-to-school supplies.
A newly released memo from the Office of Legal Counsel calls the wisdom of David Barron's lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship into question.
Recordings of police brutality have undermined the public's perceptions of law enforcement—and changed how Americans see "good cops" and "bad cops."
Safety has always been a huge barrier to entry for cabbies, but the ride-finding app's features seem to reduce the risk of a driver being victimized.
Yet Americans perpetuate the military approach by recruiting for and celebrating it.
A Ron Paul utopia isn't in America's future. But the war on drugs could be ended, mass surveillance stopped, and liberty expanded in dozens of smaller but important ways.
A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado
Following the shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old outside of St. Louis, law-enforcement offers have faced civilians in gear designed for war.