…”The New York Post taught me to read people quickly and to be brave in pursuit of a story. Asking intimate questions of strangers and powerful people is always going to be frightening. But you can’t be a journalist if you can’t handle the fear. You can’t even pretend you’re trying to get to the truth if you’re too scared or lazy or careless to ask the important question, or fight over a misleading headline with your editor, or acknowledge that the article you spent all day running around for is so trivial that it might as well be “fake.”…
Full article: What I learned about journalism at the New York Post
One prosecutor told Crimesider that “if you’re just being careless with a gun and it goes off, that’s not a crime” – not not everyone agrees.
Full article: When is an “accidental shooting” really a crime?
How the New York City tabloid media misjudged the Central Park Jogger case.
Full article: “We Were The Wolf Pack”
Every year police kill nearly 400 civilians, some of whom use officers as instruments of their own deaths. A growing movement is training police not to kill citizens — even when they seem to be asking for it.
Full article: How To Stop Suicide By Cop
Being a cop is a dangerous job — and not just for the obvious reasons. Suicide kills more officers every year than homicides or accidents at work. But what does society owe the families of those for whom this high-stress job is too much to take? One widow answers: respect.
Full article: The Police Suicide Problem