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December 2, 2019, 6am PST
Records in Salt Lake City show that police in Salt Lake City concentrate jaywalking enforcement in the corner of the city that houses most of the city's homeless services.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
October 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Navigation app Waze has long allowed users the ability to report various "inconveniences" on the road, like speed traps, checkpoints, and crashes. Now Google Maps users on iPhone can do the same.
The Washington Post
September 2, 2019, 9am PDT
Education, engineering, and enforcement are the three "e's" of Vision Zero in San Francisco. A lack of on of those "e's"—enforcement—might explain why more people are dying on the city's streets this year that any year since the city adopted Vision Z
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 2, 2019, 10am PDT
The Los Angeles Police Department is looking to recruit 5,000 volunteers to run stake outs and "undercover surveillance," along with other police activities.
The Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2019, 5am PDT
While cars are still equated with freedom of mobility and personal liberty, they've also offered courts the chance to expand police powers in the public realm, time and time again.
The Atlantic
July 10, 2019, 11am PDT
If the Supreme Court hears an appeal of a landmark U.S. Ninth Circuit Court case settled in April, the ruling would have widespread implications for dealing with homeless encampments throughout the West, perhaps nowhere more so than Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2019, 7am PST
The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.
The Seattle Times
November 24, 2018, 11am PST
To combat a rash of incivility and outright criminal acts, three Business Improvement Area directors argue that Seattle needs to commit more law enforcement resources to business districts.
The Seattle Times
June 26, 2018, 10am PDT
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
Urban Omnibus
March 28, 2018, 10am PDT
The transit agency's year-long experiment with homeless services has placed 19 people in permanent housing and spurred hopes of expanding the program.
KPCC
March 10, 2018, 5am PST
Kris Graves photographs all 77 NYPD precincts from Tottenville to Edenwald, looking to these buildings—sometimes humble, sometimes imposing—for the face and footprint of law and order in the neighborhood.
Urban Omnibus
November 22, 2017, 10am PST
The DART Board of Directors has ordered the expansion of police and security patrols at transit stations in Dallas, while also considering investments in new surveillance technology on light rail lines.
DART Daily
November 15, 2017, 9am PST
Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves ruled that the city's HealthLine must use civilians, not police, to check tickets.
Streetsblog USA
November 14, 2017, 6am PST
As many wonder whether the nation's multi-decade crime decline will continue, research suggests that community groups and local nonprofits have played a larger role in that story than they're given credit for.
The New York Times
July 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Next City article argues that investing in job programs and other public goods would do more to make those communities safe than investing in police departments.
Next City
July 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Across the nation, suburban homeless populations are growing. Many of these communities are unprepared to shelter or serve these growing populations.
KQED
March 28, 2017, 6am PDT
From London to Los Angeles, the punk movement was always an urban phenomenon. But punks needed to fight hard for a place in the cities they called home.
The Guardian
March 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.
Chicago Tribune
January 15, 2017, 7am PST
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
The Record
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