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Another World Is Possible

When I moved to New York City in 2008, my perception of safety (and everything else) was conditioned by a lifetime of American cop shows. Though I’d grown up in…

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Who Is the Tyrant?

Revolver shots at three in the morning. As I stuck my head out the window, lights flared up and down the darkened block. More heads craned from open windows. Below…

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Just ’Cause

From a list of reasons cited by the Drug Enforcement Administration for suspecting travelers of transporting drugs. Originally compiled by a judge, the list appears in Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission,…

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Weekly Review

The president of Guatemala resigns, the war-crimes trial of Bosco Ntaganda begins, and 32 cockatiels inherit $100,000

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Swat Team

From an incident report written by a deputy in the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, in Okeechobee, Florida. The office occasionally responds to requests from parents seeking oversight from law enforcement…

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