The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties.
The felony murder rule is a perversion of justice—even when used against unsympathetic defendants.
The dog died after the man went to jail for exercising his First Amendment rights.
Pasco County Cops Harassed Them and Searched Their Homes Without Warrants. A Judge Says They Can Sue.
The sheriff's predictive policing program has caused more problems than it's solved.
He Didn't Answer the Phone One Night While on House Arrest. He's Been Sent Back to Prison for Four Years.
Such punitive measures do not make society any safer.
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
The victim will now have no right to argue his case before a jury in civil court.
There are many other people who deserve such mercy.
If public health scolds get their way, they will worsen the nation’s overcriminalization problem.
It's yet another example of the effects of having to enforce dumb laws.
From protests to the coronavirus, it thinks it can protect you from anything.
Daunte Wright Shooting a Reminder That It's Not Cops Who Should Fear for Their Lives During Traffic Stops
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Some states have taken action. It's time for the federal government to do the same.
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For possessing a gun while committing a crime—even when no one is killed—too many defendants are slammed with sentences decades or even centuries longer than justice demands.
The U.S. has an interest in protecting its political system from manipulation by foreign enemies or their paid agents. But treason and espionage are already illegal, as is bribery.
Police response “likely escalated tensions and the potential for violence” say investigators.
Phoenix Will Pay $3 Million Settlement After Police Shot a Man During a Noise Complaint. The Officers Are Still Employed.
And taxpayers will foot the bill.
There were four times as many incidents of physical restraint against students the year after Florida doubled the number of police in its schools.
The new law features harsher penalties, 12-hour detentions, and other invitations to abuse government power
A 2018 Reason investigation showed how Chicago's impound program ensnared innocent owners, stripped them of their cars, and soaked them in debt.
How to reduce police killings and enact lasting change.
Will a hiring surge for school police and renewed zeal for zero tolerance policies undo years of declining youth arrests in Florida?
The little girl said, "I shoot you," but her mother says she didn't understand what she was saying.
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Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
The 21-year-old faces criminal punishment for text messages to her suicidal boyfriend.
This year, Mississippi and North Carolina both ditched a vague "good moral character" clause that kept occupational licensing out of reach for people with criminal records.
"Touching someone's arm to get their attention, I would have thought was normal."
An attempt by the district attorney to drop charges against nonviolent protesters was overruled.
The police union's attempt to punish the city for dismissing Daniel Pantaleo is instead showing the problem of overpolicing,
A school criminalizes a playground injury.
A Pregnant Woman in Alabama Was Shot in the Stomach and Miscarried. Now, Alabama Cops Are Charging Her With Manslaughter.
What the hell is going on with this state?