Libby Brittain's Top Stories

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  1. I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.
    By Sunil Dutta August 19 at 6:00 AM Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University, has been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. The views presented here are his own and do not represent the...
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  2. Last Call - Medium
    The closing of a local newspaper matters more than the closing of a local shoe store for only one reason — newspapers employ journalists. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of...
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  3. Armed police: Trigger happy
    THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are far more likely to be shot by police in America than in any other rich country. In 2012,...
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  4. I am joining WIRED
    I am joining WIREDI picked up my first copy of WIRED in 1999. It was a couple years after I graduated from college, and I’d arrived in San Francisco, the epicenter of the future. I’d just landed a temp job at a marginal dot-com. My job was to answer...
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  5. Documenting the Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson
    Last updated: August 19 2014, 07:10 PM EST - 13 journalists arrested On Aug. 13, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald's quickly enough while on a break from covering the...
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