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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community Two years ago, the Akron, Ohio, police recruiting video began with pulsing music and an image of police in helmets and camouflage with assault rifles ready. This year, the most prominent video demonstrates how to prepare for the physical tests to be hired. The change […]

Cuba: Performance Artist Is Freed [but must remain in the country pending adjudication of her charges.] “The Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera was released from custody on Friday after her third arrest this week related to her efforts to push for freedom of expression. Her #YoTambienExijo (I also demand) support group said she returned to […]

Turkey’s President Traces a New Internal Threat: The Way He’s Drawn in Cartoons “Critics of Mr. Erdogan and his government have found themselves embroiled in criminal lawsuits while dozens have lost their jobs – victims, critics say, of government efforts to intimidate dissidents. Cartoonists continue to publish their work in a range of independent publications […]

Jihadism Born in a Paris Park and Fueled in the Prison Yard Yet another tale of how sending young people to prison not only did no good, it actually did harm. Here, young militant Islamists went to prison where they honed their skills “Members of the group behind last week’s deadly terror attacks became known […]

Glenn Greenwald in the Intercept No matter your views on Anonymous, “hacktivists” or garden-variety criminals, it is not difficult to see how dangerous it is to have secret government agencies being able to target any individuals they want – who have never been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crimes – with these sorts of […]