How local police are using military surveillance tech
Beyond armored vehicles and guns, local law enforcement agencies are also trying out war-tested surveillance tools to fight crime. One such technology, know as “wide-area surveillance,” functions like Google Earth with a rewind button, allowing police to track the movements of an entire city.
U.S. Border Patrol agents have responded to threats and assaults with escalating violence and lethal force. More than half of the 40+ deaths that happened at the hands of Border Patrol agents since 2005 occurred in the least 4 years.
Our new investigation takes an in-depth look at one of those fatal shootings and the questionable investigation that followed. Read the full story.
China consumes half of the world’s pork. And the country’s growing middle class — bigger than the population of the United States — wants more meat. The Center for Investigative Reporting looks at how China plans to meet that demand.