An audio recording of a speech given by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, long thought to be lost in time, was made available to the masses this week online.
Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about to two previously aired conversations between former police officers and community leaders exploring the often tense relationship between communities of color and the police. Continue reading
Police in North Miami have suspended a sniper training program after it was revealed that trainees used old mugshots of black suspects during target practice.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 36 states, so should gay couples be allowed to marry nationwide? Having considered aspects of the debate before, the Supreme Court will consider that question directly this spring. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to look back at past rulings explain the timing behind the move. Continue reading
In Wyoming, people care about issues that affect their land and energy resources. A recently announced EPA initiative to cut carbon emissions, the Clean Power Plan, aims to move American electricity generation away from coal — the economic lifeblood for that state. Special correspondent Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy looks at both sides of the fight. Continue reading
The Justice Department is changing the federal rules on civil forfeiture. Local police departments around the country have used the controversial practice to raise nearly $3 billion by seizing property from people who are suspected but not convicted of a crime. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about the rise of civil forfeiture and the first signs of reform. Continue reading
Federal agencies can no longer take possession of assets seized by local law enforcement, unless the property includes firearms or and other materials that concern public safety. Continue reading
Can terrorists take advantage of the visa waiver program and enter the U.S. through “friendly” countries? Continue reading