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Sessions' New Order Lets Police Circumvent State Laws on Civil Asset Forfeiture

State politicians on both sides of the aisle have increasingly worked to curb the practice. Now, the attorney general may have made their efforts pointless.


Jailhouses Experiment With Ways to Lock Less People Up

Among the places testing new ways to keep low-risk offenders out of jail, Charleston, S.C., stands out.

In Extreme Community Policing, Cops Become the Neighbor

One of the most dangerous small cities in the country, an hour outside Chicago, is paying officers to live where their relationship with residents is most broken.

'Giving Help and Not Asking for It': Inside the Mental Health of First Responders

Human tragedy comes with the badge -- but help dealing with it often doesn't.