| Jul 10, 2014
It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...
| Jul 11, 2014
The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Signaling frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers rejected a proposed one-year contract extension reached with Mayor Eric Garcetti and city negotiators.
Officials with the Police Protective League, the union...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The written questions from the audience of more than 100 people came fast and furious on cards read aloud by City Councilman Bill Henry, moderator of the 3rd annual Public Safety Summit at Morgan State University on Saturday.
What can city police do...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Hookah lounge owners in Baltimore County told the County Council on Tuesday that proposed legislation to make them close earlier would put them out of business.
Council members are weighing a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his $55 million anti-violence program now under scrutiny by a Cook County grand jury, saying he is not going to turn his back from public safety needs in Chicago and other urban areas.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:21 PM
For years the city of Los Angeles has enforced a curfew at the two public beaches it owns. They are considered city parks, and like most city parks in L.A., they close at night: Venice Beach at midnight; Cabrillo Beach around 10. They reopen at 5 a.m....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Months after it unsuccessfully sought to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information gleaned from officers' personnel files, a union representing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has been ordered to pay the newspaper more than $41,000 in...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:56 PM
After a botched execution this week brought national condemnation, the head of Oklahoma's prisons called Thursday for a suspension of all executions in the state until its capital punishment policies could be reviewed.
Department of Corrections Director...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:11 PM
About a dozen Huntington Beach residents sought out police last week but not to file crime reports. Instead, they were meeting for conversation and coffee with the officers.
The residents and police chatted over a cup of joe to get to know one another...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
A father and son from a remote village west of Fairbanks have been arrested in a shooting incident that left two Alaska state troopers dead and the tight-knit law enforcement community in the Last Frontier reeling.
The bodies of Sgt. Patrick "Scott"...