'They rely on you being intimidated': Local elected officials in the US describe how police unions bully them

Current and former municipal office holders say they've met a unique kind of resistance when negotiating with law enforcement representatives.

How the rise of anti-crime politics caused lasting harm to Black Americans

Law professor James Forman Jr. discusses the dangers of overreacting to an uptick in violent crime.

American policing never adjusted to the decades-long decline in urban violence

US cities are about as safe as ever, but police practices don't reflect that, says sociolgist Patrick Sharkey.

Camden, New Jersey, isn't really a model for police reform

Beneath the hype, the city's experience is much more complicated.

How America became over-policed and under-policed at the same time

"Residential segregation is central to all this," the author Jill Leovy says.

Business is booming for Kenya's boda-boda operators

Amid strict border controls, the traditional bicycle taxi has become a crucial mode of transport.

There's no real evidence that curfews work

Millions of Americans are living under the controversial policy.

America's cities can't police their way out of this crisis

Too many local US leaders are working from a broken playbook.

How the pandemic upended crime patterns

An examination of April crime statistics across eight US cities.

A very American form of essential work: Gun-violence prevention

There's another epidemic in American cities, and it's only gotten harder to address.

In London, the stats show a link between teen homicide rates and deprivation

Yesterday, the BBC reported the 169th murder of a London teenager in just 10 years.

Students have invented an “unstealable bike”

You weren’t using those wheels, were you?

Mass bus shelter theft in China

So many questions.