Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Would A Police Body Camera Have Held Officer Slager Accountable For Killing Walter Scott?

A cellphone video of a South Carolina police officer shooting an unarmed black man in the back prompted national outrage and criminal charges against the officer. The event has increased the calls for police to wear body cameras in their interactions with the public. But would a police-worn body camera have held Officer Michael Slager

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Reporting on Ferguson

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Overheard: Conversations about Ferguson

Weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown, the media seems to have moved on. But the stark reality of racism in modern America had a solid fifteen minutes of fame before more important news (all SEVEN seasons...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Evolution of the Local Police Officer 1850 – 2014

Over the past three decades, local police forces have seen a tremendous influx of military weaponry and technology. Investigative reporter Radley Balko writes that starting in 1997, the “1033 Program” has allowed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military-grade...