There are ways to reduce abusive behavior while still protecting public safety.
"Active bystandership" training aims to overcome the pressures that discourage police officers from intervening when their colleagues use excessive force.
The Most Popular Police Reforms Can't Stop the Next Tyre Nichols From Being Killed. Here's What Might.
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The five police officers involved in the deadly encounter have been charged with Nichols' murder.
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Fortunately, government kills fewer prisoners each year.
Wildlife Agents Placed a Camera on His Property Without a Warrant, Then Raided His Home After He Removed It
How a Prohibition-era legal precedent allows warrantless surveillance on private property.
Nashville is the latest city to eliminate minimum parking requirements while simultaneously capping how much parking developers are now allowed to build.
Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Homicide Offenders are Unconstitutional, Rules Tennessee Supreme Court
The court says a 51-year "life" sentence for a 2015 murder violated the Eighth Amendment.
They were ultimately allowed to stay. But it’s an example of ICE targeting nonviolent migrants after a federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s enforcement priorities.
A new ordinance in Franklin will restrict evening and weekend protests and subject violators to misdemeanor charges.
Let’s perhaps stop trying to tease national trends out of the complexities of local public safety issues.
Educational freedom is good for everybody but unions, bureaucrats, and the education establishment.
Politicians who benefit from divisive election politics resist reforms that threaten the status quo.
Meanwhile in South Carolina, the state Supreme Court delays a planned execution by firing squad.
A 2018 Reason investigation showed that the zones covered wide swaths of cities and turned minor drug crimes into prison sentences that rivaled those for murder or rape.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Moses would be a free woman—if she hadn't insisted on exercising her constitutional right to trial.
The city's restrictions threaten one of the world's most vibrant music scenes.
Tennessee Governor Announces Fast-Track Clemency Process for People Serving Outdated Drug-Free School Zone Sentences
Following a 2017 Reason investigation, Tennessee reformed its harsh drug-free school zone laws. But hundreds were left in prison.
A Knoxville Woman Called 911. Instead of Getting Help, She Was Arrested and Placed in Immigration Detention for Months.
Knox County's program authorizing such enforcement activities may have been instituted illegally.
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Corporate welfare hurts the people who actually need help.
Nashville’s Leah Gilliam says her vanity plate is protected by the First Amendment.
Fearmongering culture panic leads to a new dumb low.
Tennessee Man Arrested for Posting Picture Mocking Dead Police Officer Files First Amendment Lawsuit
Police arrested and charged Joshua Garton with harassment for posting a photoshopped picture of two men urinating on a police officer's grave.
After losing at the Supreme Court in 2019, state lawmakers are now targeting fulfillment houses in an attempt to stop consumers from buying what they want.
"The only people who broke the law here were the police officers and TBI agents who participated in this flagrantly unconstitutional arrest."
About 20 buildings were damaged and three people injured when an RV exploded. "It looks like a bomb went off," Nashville Mayor John Cooper told a local newspaper.
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Nashville officers tried to smooth things over with groceries. A traumatized Azaria Hines says what she really needs is "a peace of mind."
The new law features harsher penalties, 12-hour detentions, and other invitations to abuse government power
Tennessee's requirement that barbers have at least a high school education is "unconstitutional, unlawful, and unenforceable," ruled the state's Chancery Court.
But she warns against "opportunistic people hijacking the movement.”
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Inmates serving mandatory minimum sentences have been left behind.
The harsh laws covered large swaths of Tennessee's cities in enhanced sentencing zones and locked away minor drug offenders for years.
Too often, minor drug crimes turn into mandatory minimum offenses with lengthy sentences despite the fact these types of cases rarely involve drug dealing to minors.