Chris Francescani is a freelance reporter in New York who covers law enforcement and surveillance issues and occasionally writes about music. His work has appeared in New York, the New York Times, the New York Post, and Reuters, among others.

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In a rambling, comprehensive and surprisingly biting speech, Bob Dylan gave a half-hour speech of a lifetime on Friday. Here’s what he had to say.


As Ferguson waits for the grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the Sanford, Florida police department talks about lessons learned in the wake of Trayvon Martin's shooting.