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SWAT teams are a growing presence in law enforcement

Aug 15, 2014
Since the 1960s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.

China's Foxconn worker riot and Iran's shadow Internet

Sep 25, 2012
With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the flow of information is still tightly controlled.

Foxconn factory shut down following riots

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers.

Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.

Growing pains in South Los Angeles

Apr 27, 2012
South L.A. resident Everett Courtney reflects on his city's rebirth.

Computer algorithm can predict social violence

Oct 12, 2011
Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute have come up with a computer model that can predict what regions of the world will erupt...

British government trying to figure out social media

Aug 26, 2011
The phrase "kill the messenger" comes to mind. There was a big meeting on Thursday in London between British officials and representatives of...

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