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Getting to Know You

by Ali Hibbs August 6, 2015


  Neighbors, policemen, sheriff’s officers and local politicians congregated outside on an unusually temperate Tuesday night this week to eat barbecue, enjoy various activities and simply get to know each other. Neighborhood National Night Out activities took ...


Profiles in Fear

by Stephen Leon December 4, 2014

  For some reason, I went to work early that Thursday, the day after we put the paper to bed and I could have slept later if I had wanted to. It was before 9 AM ...

License to Kill

by Chase Madar December 4, 2014


  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global How to police the police is a question as old as civilization, now given special urgency by a St. Louis County grand jury’s return of a no-bill of ...

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Troy Boils Over

by Natasha Scully February 10, 2014


  On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Pastor Willie Bacote led a march of 100-plus Troy residents from Bethel Baptist Church down Fifth Avenue to a community hearing at Christ Church United Methodist. Bacote’s words echoed through a bullhorn: ...

The Toughest Beat

by Ann Morrow September 26, 2012


  It’s a cop movie, with all that implies. It’s a buddy movie, with one partner being better educated and physically tougher than the other. It’s set in gangland South Central Los Angeles. The script is ...


by Ali Hibbs January 12, 2011

The vote was tied 107-107. That is, until an unopened envelope was found in the trash. And so, it seemed, the hard-fought campaign to oust the Albany Police Officers Union—a local chapter of statewide law ...


Police, Meet Community

by Chet Hardin January 21, 2010

By the end of January, the Albany Common Council’s special advisory committee to the police will have held its first meeting. That’s the plan right now, at least, according to council President Pro Tem Richard ...