FROM Geoff Manaugh
Geoff Manaugh Geoff Manaugh writes about buildings in a way that upends conventional ways of looking at architecture. Now he has published a new book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City . In it, he describes the cat and mouse game that police and thieves play in buildings and in the city, and how crimes often reflect - and shape - the cities in which they occur.
Helicopter Policing in L.A. Depending on which Los Angeles neighborhood you live in, you might hear the buzz of a chopper overhead, seemingly all the time. In some places they’re called ghetto birds, which gives you an indication of where their presence is felt the most. For people on the ground, the choppers are more than a mere nuisance. How did L.A. come to rely on helicopters to police the city , and what are they doing up there anyway?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”