Oct 9, 2012 — In community policing, law enforcement emphasizes local citizen involvement as a way to deter and prevent crime. But as local budgets are slashed and police face layoffs in departments across the country, fewer and fewer resources are dedicated to it.
Sep 26, 2012 — Federal prosecutors and law enforcement are working to eliminate human trafficking. How that happens and how they help victims, from the sex trade to agricultural work, differs. Writer Noy Thrupkaew, WGBH reporter Phillip Martin and Amy Bennett Williams of The News-Press explain.
Sep 11, 2012 — Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group have been charged with hate crimes after forcibly cutting off the beards of members of a breakaway Amish group. In a piece for Bloomberg View, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman argues that while the attacks should be punished, they aren't hate crimes.
Jul 10, 2012 — NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener feedback on previous show topics including the Supreme Court ruling on the health care law, dealing with extreme anxiety and the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birth.
Jun 25, 2012 — The Supreme Court has overturned most of Arizona's restrictive immigration law, while upholding a key "show me your papers" provision. And it warned that it plans to construe that provision narrowly. The ruling was 5-3; Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the Arizona case.