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The Justice Department’s Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced plans to end its use of private prisons in a memo instructing officials to either decline to renew or substantially reduce the scope of contracts with private prison operators, citing a critical report that private prisons are less safe and less effective at providing correctional services…

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By most accounts, Dallas Police Chief David Brown handled himself admirably and represented the Dallas Police Department honorably in the moments and days following the police shooting crisis. As the face of a department that had apparently shifted from revenue-focused slave patrol tactics to a community policing model, Brown seemed to illustrate the stark contrast…

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