One Police Shift: Patrolling an Anxious America

Riding along with officers illuminated fears they confront, compassionate gestures from the public after two recent ambushes against the police, and varied responses to the Black Lives Matter movement.


Amid Broad Movement Against Police Abuse, Some Act on the Fringe

While the cause to curb police shootings of black people has drawn diverse groups of activists, a slice of them borrow tactics from past militant resistance in the nation.


The Baton Rouge Gunman and ‘Targeted Individuals’

In online posts and videos, Gavin Long interacted with online groups loosely organized around the belief that government agents secretly stalk and harass everyday Americans.


Who Was the Baton Rouge Shooter?

The Louisiana State Police released images of the Baton Rouge shooting suspect who killed three police officers on Sunday. The suspect, Gavin Long, had a history of posting social media … Continue Reading →


Baton Rouge Grapples With Anxiety and Grief Amid Vigils for Officers

The gatherings came after a 29-year-old Missouri man, Gavin Long, killed three officers in what the police say was a crime targeting law enforcement.


Black Police Officers Feel the Inner Tug of a Dual Role

Killings involving the police, and the fatal attacks on officers that have followed, have intensified the tug of war that black officers experience.


Baton Rouge Gunman Moved ‘Tactically’ to Target Police Officers, Officials Say

The authorities pieced together and described how Gavin Long systematically killed and wounded law enforcement officials during a rampage on Sunday.


News Analysis: In Aftermath of Baton Rouge Shooting, Obama Directs Message to His Successor

The president’s address was a shift in tone from previous talks intended to console the nation.


Veterans Worry Baton Rouge and Dallas Shootings Will Spread Stereotypes

Both gunmen served in the military, raising fears that people will “make the leap that all veterans are killers with PTSD that are going to blow at a moment’s notice,” … Continue Reading →


Online Trail Illuminates Baton Rouge Gunman’s Path to Violence

The gunman, a Marine veteran, appears to have been obsessed with self-improvement, even as he spiraled toward an ambush that killed three officers.


The 3 Officers Killed in Baton Rouge

The officers who died Sunday in the attack in Louisiana were a new father, a Marine and Army veteran, and a lawman whose mantra was “People First.”


Gunman Stages Deadly Attack on Police Station in Kazakhstan

Three officers and a civilian were killed in Almaty, the country’s largest city, in an assault described as blending criminal and radical Islamist motivations.


On Social Media, Baton Rouge Suspect Saw World ‘Run by Devils’

Hundreds of online videos, podcasts and social media posts reveal Gavin Long as a man who saw himself as the devils’ feared enemy, and who talked of a need for … Continue Reading →


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know

Three police officers were shot dead and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning, and the gunman was killed, the authorities said.


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: Here’s What We Know

Three police officers were shot dead and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning, and the gunman was killed, the authorities said.


Baton Rouge Gunman ‘Was Targeting Officers,’ Police Say

The gunman, a Marine veteran, “definitely ambushed those officers,” a Louisiana State Police spokesman said Monday of the attack that killed three officers.


2 Gunmen Stage Deadly Attack on Police Station in Kazakhstan

Three officers and a civilian were killed in Almaty, the country’s largest city, in an assault described as blending criminal and radical Islamist motivations.


Hostage Standoff at Yerevan Police Building in Armenia Enters 2nd Day

Militants, who are possibly holding five people, demanded that the government resign and that it release an opposition leader.


Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’

Law enforcement officials said it had been generations since the nation endured two separate episodes in which so many police officers were killed.


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know and Do Not Know

Three police officers were shot dead and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning


Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting

The police were responding Sunday to a shooting in Louisiana that left at least three officers dead and seven others wounded, officials said.


Three Officers Seriously Wounded in Shooting in Baton Rouge, Officials Say

The police were responding Sunday to a shooting that left at least three officers seriously wounded in Louisiana.


Race/Related: Does This Flag Make You Flinch?

To protest police violence, an artist resurrected an old NAACP flag about lynching. I wondered if provocative art could help a divided nation confront its past and present.


Dallas Journal: Dallas Police Are Used to Recovering From Being in Harm’s Way

Thursday’s shooting deaths of five officers came about 13 months after another attack from a gunman, and about two years after an Ebola crisis.


State of the Art: Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear

The Philando Castile shooting and its aftermath have catapulted services like Facebook Live and Periscope into the center of the news, challenging cable to adapt.


Obama Tells Mourning Dallas, ‘We Are Not as Divided as We Seem’

President Obama urged Americans not to give in to despair Tuesday at a memorial for five police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran.


Dallas Police Are Used to Recovering From Being in Harm’s Way

Thursday’s shooting deaths of five officers came about 13 months after another attack from a gunman, and about two years after an Ebola crisis.


Donald Trump Addresses Role of Police

“The hostility against our police has to end,” Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Tuesday. He also said the United States needed to “figure out what’s … Continue Reading →


Mayor de Blasio, Informed by His Family, Steps Into Debate on Race

The mayor continues to push for changes in police tactics meant to bridge the gap between law enforcement and minorities.


Obama, Traveling to Dallas, Seeks to Console and Reassure

President Obama and former President George W. Bush will speak on Tuesday at a memorial for the five white police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran.


Dallas Police Chief, David O. Brown, Is Calm at Center of Crisis

In the aftermath of the police shootings in Dallas, Chief Brown’s public appearances have helped ease tensions in the city and the nation.


Protesters Rally Against Police Shootings

Protesters in cities across the U.S. and abroad staged demonstrations over the weekend after a week in which two high profile police shootings gripped the nation. In Baton Rouge, where … Continue Reading →


Dallas Gunman’s Plans for Bombing Remain a Worry for Police

“The concern is we haven’t found something that’s out there,” the city’s police chief said Monday, referring to the gunman’s claims to have planted explosives.


Dallas Gunman Had Plans for Wider Attack, Police Say

Micah Johnson had practiced explosive detonations, the city’s police chief said, providing new details of how Mr. Johnson sang, laughed and taunted officers during negotiations.


Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

The mayor of Dallas suggests tightening the state’s gun laws to make it tougher to carry long arms in public.


Rudolph Giuliani Lashes Out at Black Lives Matter

Mr. Giuliani said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the movement unfairly focused on killings at the hands of the police.


Front-Page Editorials Aim to Soothe the Grief-Stricken

While more newspapers are taking this unusual step during recent spasms of violence, other bold decisions have been criticized for sowing divisiveness.


Micah Johnson, Gunman in Dallas, Honed Military Skills to a Deadly Conclusion

Mr. Johnson, who killed five police officers, wrote about a combat tactic known as “shoot and move” and rehearsed in his backyard, officials said.


Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

The group faces perhaps the biggest crisis in its short history, as it scrambles to distance itself from the Dallas gunman and tries to rebut a chorus of detractors.


Micah Johnson’s Journal Discussed Shooting Tactics, Dallas Official Says

Mr. Johnson, who killed five police officers, wrote about a combat tactic known as “shoot and move” and rehearsed in his backyard, officials said.