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Washington D.C. Police Officer Debra Domino models a body camera before a press conference at City Hall in Washington, D.C. Some say that the number of private police vs. public ones is a growing problem.

Accountability at question in private policing

Jun 5, 2015
Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.
Posted In: police, private police, Crime

Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

Mar 16, 2015
Experts say police departments don't keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.
Posted In: cities, police, civil rights, Ferguson, police misconduct, Crime

Mapping New York's massive public wi-fi needs

Nov 18, 2014
Here's what we're reading, and numbers we're watching Tuesday morning.
Posted In: wifi, New York City, Crime, space

Top U.S. lawyer wants better drug sentencing policies

Mar 13, 2014
It isn’t easy to get a job after serving time in prison.
Posted In: drugs, marijuana, Barack Obama, Crime

How do you prevent a 'flash rob'?

Nov 13, 2013
Sports Authority stores in Chicago are getting hit by "flash robs," gangs of shoplifters who are triggered all at once.
Posted In: flash mobs, Crime

Want to catch a criminal? There's an app for that.

Sep 16, 2013
A new app built by the Homeland Security Investigations unit is designed to catch criminals through crowd sourcing.
Posted In: criminals, Crime, sexual predators, apps, cell phones, Homeland Security

Whatever happened to a good old fashioned bank robbery?

Aug 20, 2013
Bank robberies are definitely one of the most cinematic crimes around... but, do they pay?
Posted In: bank robbery, Crime

What happens when you make cyberbullying a crime?

Aug 15, 2013
While crimes like rape and assault are specific, cyberbullying can be hard to define.
Posted In: cyberbullying, Crime, Tech, social media

The economics behind a drug sentencing overhaul

Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Posted In: drugs, Crime, jail, prison

Daughter mines social media to track down father's killer

Jul 8, 2013
Joselyn Martinez says her own Internet legwork was the key to catching her father's escaped murderer over 25 years later.
Posted In: social media, Crime, big data, Internet

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