Increasingly, city police chiefs find themselves out of a job as videos of police misconduct fuel protesters' calls for change. But law enforcement experts divided about whether resignations help systematic reform, or just provide satisfying scapegoats.
The FBI weighs new social media monitoring protocols amid the realization that one of the San Bernardino shooters sent Facebook messages promoting violent jihad in 2012.
America's swelling prison population has focused discussion on jails in big cities, but it's smaller county jails that are seeing the biggest increases.
Several Chicago pastors held a press conference this morning, demanding that footage depicting another white police officer shooting an unarmed black teenager be released to the public.
Driven by a love of mystery and compassion for people left waiting for answers after losing someone they care about, self-appointed armchair detectives are using the Internet to crack cold cases and bring closure to people they have never met.
Justice Scalia received a range of rebukes for comments suggesting black students might do better at less competitive universities, an opinion that has also been expressed by the high court's only black justice.
A former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of multiple charges of sexually violating women he encountered while on duty. Women being sexual abused by police is an often overlooked nationwide trend.
Tashfeen Malik, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, were not on authorities' radar prior to perpetrating a massacre that killed 14 and injured 20 at a holiday gathering.