Policing

'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.

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.

The reality of US city budgets: Police funding eclipses most other agencies

And the link between funding and crime rates isn't clear.

There's no real evidence that curfews work

Millions of Americans are living under the controversial policy.

This week's protests have already led several US cities to remove racist monuments

It's happened in Philadelphia, Alexandria and Birmingham.

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

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

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.

The pros and cons of water cannon policing

For sale: three water cannon. One previous owner. 90 per cent off.