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Brazil’s favela fairy tale: When Prince Charming packs heat

Flora Charner – Aljazeera America, 11/24/2014

As Marcelle Rosa, 15, walked onto the dance floor, she looked like a modern-day princess. She was wearing a pink and black ball gown with a tightly laced corset and a tiara on top of her coiffed curls. 142 more words

Brazil

Crime Rates in the United States

Nov. 17, 2014 (San Diego) Starting in the 1990s, the United States saw a dramatic decrease in crime rates. This is well known among both police agencies and academics. 1,602 more words

Policy

Los Indices de Crimen en Estados Unidos

Nov. 17, 2014 (San Diego) Empezando en los 1990s, los Estados Unidos vieron una caída dramática en los indices de crimen. Esto es bien conocido entre las agencias de policía y los académicos. 1,680 more words

Spanish

Police an Uneducated Lot

I have struggled for a while, trying to “explain” what I have long observed: the vast majority of police officers are young, white men…with little more than a high school education. 725 more words

Police Brutality

How Many People Must Be Maimed or Killed Before We End the Militarization of Our Police Forces?

Yesterday, a grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, decided not to bring charges against the police officers who threw a flashbang grenade into the crib of Bounkham Phonesavanh, known affectionately as “Baby Bou Bou.” The explosion left a hole in the then-19-month-old’s chest, exposing his rib, and almost ripped his nose from his face. 184 more words

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