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Random ID checks announced last week by the Turnbull government will erode trust between police and the public. AAP/Ellen Smith

Why random identification checks at airports are a bad idea

We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
A Toronto policeman is being praised for the way he apprehended a suspect who was accused of killing 10 people by driving a van onto a busy sidewalk.

Why didn’t he shoot? The Toronto cop who did everything right

The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
A diagram of where police shooting victim Stephon Clark was struck by bullets. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

When police use force: 3 essential reads

Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
A National Guardsman stands at a Detroit intersection during the summer riots of 1967. AP Photo/David Stephenson

Why Detroit exploded in the summer of 1967

Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.

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