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Mississippi’s Jump-Out Boys. The police punish people for living in a bad neighborhood.

The dozens of similar stories unearthed in the ACLU's suit and a subsequent Reason investigation are stunning, but the Madison County Sheriff's Department's tactics are not unique. In Mobile, Alabama, the police department announced in June that it would be setting up mandatory "safety checkpoints" in high-crime neighborhoods, despite

Ex-North Chicago cop surrenders on charges alleging on-duty solicitation of prostitution

A former North Chicago police officer remained in Lake County jail Monday afternoon after surrendering Friday on charges including official misconduct for allegedly soliciting prostitution while on duty, according to authorities. Ludwin W. Barreno was indicted by a Lake County grand jury last Wednesday on charges of official misconduct,