Public Safety & Justice

The New, More Powerful Wave of Civilian Oversight of Police

Cities are strengthening civilians' authority over law enforcement officers. But just how far should their power extend?

Leaked Trump Order Targets Legal Immigrants Who Use Government Benefits

If signed, the executive action would put green-card holders in danger of deportation and could burden state and local agencies.

Fighting Sex Trafficking Is Harder Than It Seems

More than half the states have passed laws to protect victims, but the laws aren’t always enforced and often produce new challenges.

In Legal Fight Against U.S. Towns, Muslims May Lose Major Ally

The Justice Department has sued several municipalities for blocking mosques and Islamic schools from being built. But the future of those lawsuits under a Trump administration is unclear.

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