policing

Prosecutors Must Learn From Drug Users—But That Takes Humility

Across the US, most health professionals can now find opportunities to learn how to integrate harm reduction into their practice,…

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The Disturbing Prevalence of NYPD Taser Use on Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Dwayne Jeune’s mom was looking for help when she called 911 in 2017. Her 32-year-old son, who had a history…

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Philadelphia Mayor’s Worrying Pick for New Police Commissioner

When Danielle Outlaw became Portland’s police chief in 2017, she was the first Black woman to hold the role. Yet…

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World’s First Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Panel Starts Work in Denver

The first ever Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel in the US is about to start work in Denver, Colorado. In…

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Political Rhetoric and Policing: Can We Break the Vicious Circle?

Our society’s emphasis on drug-law enforcement and the stigmatization and punishment of people who use drugs is driven in significant…

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NYC Over-Polices Subway at the Expense of Marginalized People

In September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates public transit in New York City, announced its plan to hire…

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San Diego Law Enforcement’s “Obscene” Targeting of POC With Mental Illness

The sheriff deputies of San Diego County and San Diego cops have disproportionately policed and used force against people of…

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Trump Wants War With Mexico’s So-Called Drug Cartels

Nine US citizens belonging to a Mormon community in Mexico were killed on November 4 by unknown gunmen. Just a…

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A TSA Officer Sexually Assaulted Me: Know Your Rights

The first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write it, because I felt ashamed—was my…

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Iowa Cops Denied Medical Care to Arrested Man Who Died of Meth Intoxication

I need to go to the hospital," Alex Billmeyer told police officers as he was being booked into Dubuque County…

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