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.
We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.
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The foundations of a civilized law-enforcement agency—and a veteran LAPD officer whose attitudes are at odds with them
When young Mormons are sent around the world to attract new adherents to the Church, sometimes they end up questioning their own faith.
The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites?
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.
Military-grade weapons should not be on law enforcement's list of back-to-school supplies.
Total police control over black bodies has echoes in American history.
Recordings of police brutality have undermined the public's perceptions of law enforcement—and changed how Americans see "good cops" and "bad cops."
An example of applying energy, abilities, and leverage to the public good. We can't have enough of these examples.
Clashes between protesters and law-enforcement officials over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown began again on Saturday morning. Residents say the tension between the city's police and citizens is longstanding.
The politics of changing the subject
In the past, it's been difficult to definitively answer a question like this. A new, nation-wide database might help.
Yet Americans perpetuate the military approach by recruiting for and celebrating it.
Americans have often thought of themselves as level-headed and BS-detecting. What would a modern Mark Twain or Will Rogers make of policemen all dressed up for war?
A Washington Post reporter was arrested outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday evening after video-recording law-enforcement officials. He was well within his rights—and would have been even if he weren't a journalist.
Yes, journalists and citizens have a right to record law-enforcement officers. But why not require police to record themselves?
Another poisoned fruit of the post-9/11 sensibility
Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse.