Jonathan E., played by James Caan, competes as the owners watch from the stands.
As the journalism industry continues to crater, wealthy plutocrats are consolidating their control over information systems.
Street flooding has become more common in parts of Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
Dwindling numbers means more inexperienced officers.
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Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
Members of Memphis’ SCORPION unit were behind the brutal beating of a suspect.
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The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
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Unfortunately, wrongful convictions do happen, and they often share similar underlying causes.
Cyberattacks against America’s K-12 schools are on the rise.
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America’s public schools often lack the adequate security to protect their students’ most sensitive data from being linked on the web.
Jeanette W. Jones holds the September 1957 issue of Ebony magazine, which features the article ‘Mystery People of Baltimore: Neither red, nor black, nor white. Strange ‘Indian’ tribe lives in world of its own.’ She is pictured at center, with her hand on her hip.
Photo Sean Scheidt; author provided
Two Lumbee scholars who have mined local archives in search of tribal history raise the profound question: Who has the rights to memories and artifacts of their people’s past?
it’s never good to find your data locked up.
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Police experience in crisis and hostage negotiation could come in handy when dealing with cybercriminals who have, effectively, kidnapped data.
Mourners in Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 4, 2019 after a mass shooting there killed at least nine people.
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More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Residents of Baltimore, Maryland, seen here, were the object of dehumanizing language from President Trump.
Extreme, dehumanizing language like the words used by President Trump to describe Baltimore can escalate into destructive outcomes, writes a scholar of hostage negotiation.
Some states and cities are getting very little for the taxpayer dollars they hand out to companies.
Recent scandals involving economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Many of Baltimore’s city services are crippled by a cyberattack.
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Ransomware has crippled governments and companies around the world, encrypting data and demanding payment for the decryption key – though that’s no guarantee of recovering the information.
Members of East Baltimore Church of God, which was founded by Lumbee Indians, and was once located in the heart of ‘the reservation,’ in the 1700 block of E. Baltimore Street.
Photo courtesy of Rev. Robert E. Dodson Jr., Pastor, East Baltimore Church of God
A folklorist is working to preserve the history of a unique, urban community of Lumbee Indians.
A rally outside Baltimore City Hall, July 27, 2016.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It’s time to change the rules.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Texas Councilman Jonathan Miller is seen in a still image taken from the body camera of a police officer on October 8 2015.
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After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar’s argument that what needs addressing is the police’s culture of masculinity.
Sandra Bland (left) died in jail after a routine traffic stop in Texas. Freddie Gray died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts and Memphis, Tennessee are using a new approach designed to help them build trust while enforcing the law.
Black students are more likely to get suspended for minor violations.
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception’.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore not as a place where the law doesn’t work but, more radically, as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception”.