Shooting survivors describe their long-term recovery

Feb 19, 2018
Even years after an event, the trauma lingers.
Barb Whitfield (R) and her grandson Wanya Whitfield, 15, visit at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. 
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Recovery resources and funding options for mass shooting survivors

Jan 31, 2018
“You are dealing with people whose lives have been destroyed and money is a pretty poor substitute for loss.”
People attend a candlelight vigil at Las Vegas City Hall October 2, 2017, after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada late October 1, 2017.
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Small talk: Pink lights, games with cats, Google ads

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: using pink lights to deter criminals, an interspecies iPad game you can play with your cat, Google replacing ringtones with ads.

When our social ills were solved with a little pink

Dec 26, 2017
In 1979, a psychologist presented a potential solution to rising crime levels. It became a phenomenon.
View of the holding cell 14 November 2006 of the newly painted Dallas County jail in Buffalo, Missouri, with the color scheme of pink with blue teddy bear accents. The Dallas County Detention Center is being repainted a soft shade of pink in an effort to better manage sometimes volatile detainees.
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New York won't arrest you for stealing a subway ride anymore

Aug 31, 2017
"Most offenders aren’t looking to beat the system," a Legal Aid Society defender says.
Police officers watch a turnstile in New York City's Times Square subway station in 2005.
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The city of Flint is broke, but its water system still needs expensive repairs

Jun 14, 2017
A half-dozen Michigan state officials now face criminal charges for their role in the Flint water crisis. The state cut subsidies for Flint water in March, leaving residents to pay for their water at one of the highest rates in the country. Though the city’s water now meets federal quality standards for lead and copper, […]

How China became a hot spot for money laundering

Mar 28, 2016
One con man got away with millions.
Con man Gilbert Chikli attained 6.1 million euros from France alone in less than two years, reports the Associated Press. 
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Justice Department targets white-collar criminals

Sep 10, 2015
A new DOJ memo encourages prosecutors to more aggressively go after executives.

Accountability at question in private policing

Jun 5, 2015
Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.

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.