Want to reform the police? Hire more women

Stephens discovered several male academy instructors second-guessing them when they tried to use de-escalation tactics in their role playing exercises, she said. A recruit reported that an instructor told her that he was going to make it “his job” that she not graduate, Stephens told CNN. Another recruit, a stay-at-home mother, told Stephens that a […]

Bookworms celebrate Book Lovers Day

Classic and extravagant: The most beautiful libraries in the world An oak-ey idea The double-storey “Long Room” in the old Trinity College Library in Dublin is 64 meters long and 12 meters wide. But the space wasn’t always as impressive as it is today. Its flat, plaster ceiling was removed in 1858 and substituted by […]

German professor goes to court to challenge €2,250 library book fine

Classic and extravagant: The most beautiful libraries in the world Designing for community The Central Library Oodi in Helsinki is a designer lover’s dream. The architecture of the three-story building highlights Finland’s natural world, with a wood-clad exterior and a wavy shape that resembles snow drifts. With a movie theater and sauna inside, the library […]

An 8-year-old was handcuffed for carrying a stick. The case is one of dozens of NYPD complaints, review board finds

“A top priority Commissioner (Dermot) Shea has set for the NYPD is to reimagine doing all we can to protect and serve New York City’s kids,” NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell said. “After careful review, we accept each of the CCRB’s thoughtful and constructive recommendations — some of which are already in the process […]