Police

May 3, 2016, 10am PDT
A May Day march on Sunday that turned violent provided the opportunity for the Seattle Police Department to deploy its bike squad for crowd control, and in more ways than you might think.
CBS This Morning
December 17, 2015, 11am PST
From ALPR cameras mounted on garbage trucks to IMSI catchers such as Dirtboxes and Stingrays, local authorities have increased exponentially the amount of electronic surveillance, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy.
Cities of the Future
April 20, 2015, 9am PDT
An in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals that Blacks on bikes are targeted by police as indicators of larger crimes.
Tamps Bay Times
August 18, 2014, 6am PDT
A post by Brookings explains how the racial tensions and violent clashes between police and protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are a symptom of common contemporary archetype: the impoverished suburb.
Brookings
December 27, 2013, 9am PST
By expanding its transit and cycling infrastructure and creating pedestrian-friendly streets, L.A. is improving access to alternative forms of transportation. But in the city's most walkable area, police are out to prove the car is still king.
The New York Times
September 6, 2013, 12pm PDT
Philadelphia's police force has increased the proportion of police on foot in its most violent neighborhoods. Not everyone likes the new presence, but the change has has achieved remarkable reductions in violent crime.
The Economist
July 30, 2013, 7am PDT
Police in the New Jersey town of Woodbury are going to extraordinary lengths to bust drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians.
NJ.com
June 11, 2013, 2pm PDT
Last year, Chicago experienced a surge in gun violence that drew national attention. So far this year, shootings and crime are down significantly thanks to a mix of tactics employed by city leaders. Is the drop in crime sustainable?
The New York Times
November 7, 2012, 8am PST
The intersection of Yonge and Harbour is just one example of the dangerous conditions that confront Toronto’s pedestrians daily. Are the police to blame for the city’s lack of pedestrian safety?
The Star
August 16, 2012, 6am PDT
Next time you suggest your child goes outside to play, you might want to make sure they're not packing chalk. Josh Harkinson looks at the nationwide crackdown on chalk art. It's not just adults being cited.
Mother Jones
August 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Peter Hermann describes the police force's efforts in D.C.'s up-and-coming areas to put a stop to crime and congestion before it even occurs.
The Washington Post
August 11, 2011, 11am PDT
As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
Forbes
May 20, 2011, 7am PDT
Geomapping data is helping police in cities address problem areas, improve unsafe intersections and improve overall efficiency.
Governing
May 6, 2010, 10am PDT
In the wake of an attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square, officials are calling for the expanded use of security cameras throughout Manhattan.
Agence France Presse
September 18, 2009, 7am PDT
In the Seattle suburb of Medina, security cameras are now capturing all vehicle driving into the city, and using license plate recognition software to check cars and drivers for criminal records.
The Seattle Times
September 16, 2009, 8am PDT
As city and state budgets tighten, town in New Jersey are looking to join forces and share services.
The Star-Ledger
August 3, 2009, 7am PDT
Crime numbers and struggling city budgets have caused the Justice department to issue $1 billion in federal stimulus funds to 1,046 communities to beef up their police forces.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
The city of Washington, D.C. learns its police checkpoints aimed at reducing crime in hot spots are unconstitutional.
Washington Post
February 10, 2009, 7am PST
The city of San Marcos, Texas, near Austin, plans harsher measures to crack down on graffiti, including holding a minor's parents responsible and banning certain graffiti-making tools.
Austin American-Statesman
December 7, 2008, 5am PST
Texas cities are forced to review their red light camera contracts after the discovery of a potential loophole in Texas law.
KXAN Austin News