Checking in on Ferguson's economy after Michael Brown

Feb 14, 2017
The negative attention on the community translated into some unexpected changes.
A man exits the polling station after casting his ballot during the Missouri primary voting at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

Policing the streets with military hardware

Sep 29, 2016
Craig Atkinson's documentary "Do Not Resist" looks at the militarization of American law enforcement.
Riot police block off a ramp to a highway during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 22, 2016 following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police two days earlier and two nights of riots.
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How Ferguson police will change the way they work

Mar 16, 2016
The reforms mandated by a federal settlement aim to change how the FPD interacts with the public, but could cost the city an estimated $7 million.
A Ferguson police officer listens to the concerns of a protester as they demonstrate outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri on March 4, 2015.
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Federal money talks — kind of

May 18, 2015
The White House plans to dole out $163 million in grants to local police.

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.

In Chicago, police misconduct has a hefty price tag

Mar 13, 2015
Chicago paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it's not alone.

For public good, not for profit.

Police fees shore up budgets in many towns

Mar 11, 2015
Experts say local governments have been relying on police ticketing and fees

Ferguson operates police department as a profit center

Mar 5, 2015
It's not alone. Experts say law-enforcement is full of perverse incentives.

Billboards surprise motorists with art instead of ads

Feb 16, 2015
Artists hope the signs spur conversations about social and political issues.