Public Safety & Justice

States Start Restricting Police License Plate Readers

Critics say the now-popular technology needs to be regulated, but cops worry too much regulation will hurt their ability to fight crime.

A Model for Decriminalizing Mental Illness in America

America’s jails are filled with people suffering from severe psychological problems. But largely thanks to one judge, Miami found ways to keep the mentally ill out of incarceration and in treatment.

Where Obama and Christie Agree on Criminal Justice

In their recent proposals for reforming the system, the Democratic president and Republican governor who wants to be president have found common ground in three major areas. But does it even matter?

The Technology That Could Make Roads Safer for Cyclists

Most states have laws to protect bikers from cars, but they're hard to enforce. One city is testing a new device that makes it easier.

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