Police

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.
Dec 27, 2013   The New York Times
As city and state budgets tighten, town in New Jersey are looking to join forces and share services.
Sep 16, 2009   The Star-Ledger
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.
Aug 3, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
The city of Washington, D.C. learns its police checkpoints aimed at reducing crime in hot spots are unconstitutional.
Jul 20, 2009   Washington Post
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.
Feb 10, 2009   Austin American-Statesman
Texas cities are forced to review their red light camera contracts after the discovery of a potential loophole in Texas law.
Dec 7, 2008   KXAN Austin News
Tough economic times spell troubles for city budgets. One way to cut back on costs is to rethink operation of seemingly untouchable public safety services like police and firefighters, according to this column from Neal Peirce.
Dec 2, 2008   Citiwire
A bi-partisan PA bill with considerable support seeks to redirect funds from the Motor License Fund, paid by motorists, that currently go to the State Police to roads. The police budget would have to compete with other needs from the general fund.
Dec 2, 2008   Land Line
In an effort to dissuade jaywalking, police in Shanghai are planning to publish pictures and videos of jaywalkers in newspapers and local TV to shame offenders.
Aug 30, 2008   Reuters
Denver is generally ready for the Democratic National Convention, but city officials have taken heat for security preparations.
Aug 20, 2008   NPR
<p>Officials in Los Angeles have renamed the former "South Central" to remove the stigma of riots in the 1990's. But some business owners and residents say that's had a greater negative consequence than keeping the old name would have.</p>
Jul 9, 2008   The Los Angeles Times