Public Safety & Justice

The Daily Crisis Cops Aren’t Trained to Handle

Ten percent of 911 calls involve mental health situations that most police aren’t prepared to deal with, leading to sometimes tragic outcomes.

Murder Mystery: Can New Orleans Control Its Homicide Rate?

The city has made real progress in its battle against homicide, but a recent rise in crime puts it all into question.

Is Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers Actually Safer?

Ride-hailing companies argue it's not, which is why they refuse to do it and are backing out of cities that try to make them. But security experts and public officials think otherwise.

Does Size Matter? The Latest Battle Over State Supreme Courts

Over the past decade, legislators in several states have sought to expand or reduce the number of justices on their highest courts. In some cases, they admit their intent to tilt the ideological balance.

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