The FBI report showing plunging rates of violent and property crime is really just another indication of tough economic times. In a nutshell, there's a lot less worth stealing.
Three of five New Orleans police officers on trial in the death of Harry Glover were found guilty Thursday. A central defense was police stress during extreme emergencies, such as hurricane Katrina.
The US Attorney's Office and the FBI are looking into allegations of roaming 'people hunters' targeting blacks in the floods and chaos of four years ago.
Armed with cellphones, flashlights, and Twitter posts, they can make a positive difference.
Some cities are seeing a drop in the number of officers on the beat and a shift in police resources to fight terror.