Militarized Police

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Police in the U.S. are rolling out new technology that gives them "unprecedented" power to spy on citizens and determine their "threat score" based on metadata, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Fresno, California's police department was one of the first to adopt the software, known as "Beware," which allows officers to analyze "billions of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what appeared to be a reference to Comey's "Ferguson effect" claim, President Obama on Tuesday told an assembly of police chiefs that they can't "cherry-pick" crime data. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
As President Obama spoke Tuesday to an international conference of police...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Under new measures passed by the Israeli government, a so-called terrorist's house that has been demolished will not be rebuilt, and the individual's residence maybe revoked and property confiscated. (Photo via Al Jazeera)
East Jerusalem is in lockdown as of Wednesday after the Israeli military...

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Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."