Public Safety & Justice

Skyrocketing Court Fines Are Major Revenue Generator for Ferguson

Some say Ferguson's increasing reliance on court fines to fund its municipal operations may have contributed to the city's distrust in law enforcement and government.

From the Archives: L.A. Leads the Way in Police Auditing

After a police scandal involving illegal and unethical behavior, Los Angeles started the nation’s first school designed to train people to audit cops.

Rick Perry: Border Security Before Immigration Reform

In what resembled a presidential campaign speech, the recently indicted Texas governor called for increased federal controls against illegal immigration before Congress considers immigration reform.

Texting 911: The Tech Is There but Cities Aren't Ready

Only 100 emergency call centers out of more than 6,000 across the country are capable of receiving and responding to text messages.

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