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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with youth and law enforcement from the Camden community in Camden, New Jersey on Monday.

Federal money talks — kind of

May 18, 2015
The White House plans to dole out $163 million in grants to local police.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, President Obama, grants

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

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.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, Chicago, civil rights
A metropolitan police officer writes a ticket to a motorist who was talking on her cell phone while another officer looks for other offenders in Washington, DC.

Police fees shore up budgets in many towns

Mar 11, 2015
Experts say local governments have been relying on police ticketing and fees
Posted In: Ferguson, police, tickets, fines, cities, budgets
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson operates police department as a profit center

Mar 5, 2015
It's not alone. Experts say law-enforcement is full of perverse incentives.
Posted In: Ferguson, criminal justice, police, civil forfeiture
I-70 Sign Show creator Anne Thompson hopes the public art project stirs up conversations about the ubiquity of billboard signage and messages along the highway.

Billboards surprise motorists with art instead of ads

Feb 16, 2015
Artists hope the signs spur conversations about social and political issues.
Posted In: artists, billboards, Ferguson

2014 by the numbers

Jan 1, 2015
As a new year stretches out before us, a look at the numbers that defined 2014.
Posted In: oil price, Ferguson, midterm elections
Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse group will address inequity in Ferguson

Dec 1, 2014
Commission is given a big task: Make the region a “fairer place for everyone to live.”
Posted In: Ferguson, socioeconomic factors, unrest, commission
Police guard the Ferguson Police Department while demonstrators wait for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.

Social media & social justice in the wake of Ferguson

Nov 28, 2014
The story first broke online, and social media have been a force throughout.
Posted In: Ferguson, protests, Twitter, Facebook, social media
A holiday sign that straddles the street by the Ferguson police station has become a familiar image this week.

A video tour of Ferguson, Missouri

Nov 26, 2014
Driving from one end of the town to the other provides some perspective on where protests are taking place.
Posted In: Ferguson

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