~19 min read · From 2017 · Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”
20+ min read · Sep 23rd · The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to policing, as evidenced by more than 1,000 fatal shootings by police each year. But we’re an outlier in other ways too: a heavily-armed populace, a fragile…
POLLACK: I think the term deinstitutionalization gets a bum rap, and has become identified with a homeless man in the subway screaming at people, whose needs are not being met, and who is posing a challenge to the community. DUBNER: Can you tell me anything about how the median citizen assesses the value and the practice of the modern, let’s say, big-city police department now?