In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on Thursday posted more than 1,800 of these reports that were gathered in central California. Monica Lam/Center for Investigative Reporting hide caption

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ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online

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Police officials stand next to a bullet-ridden Seattle Metro bus on Aug. 12. A man with a history of mental illness shot and wounded the driver, then died in a chaotic shootout with police. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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After Attacks, Seattle Rethinks How To Treat Mentally Ill

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Data Marketing Critics Check Out What's Written About Them

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Afghan Massacre Survivors Disappointed In Bales Sentence

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Sgt. Bales Sentenced To Life In Prison For Afghan Murders

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Attorneys Offer Court Context For Staff Sgt. Bales' Crimes

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Soldier Who Admitted To Killing Afghans Apologizes In Court

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Lawyers For Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales To Ask For Leniency

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Sentencing Begins For Sgt. Who Killed 16 Afghan Civilians

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Seattle law enforcement's mellow attitude toward pot was on display at this year's annual Hempfest, where the cops were at the gate — handing out bags of Doritos. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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With Pot Legal In Washington, Will Buyers Stay Underground?

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Maj. Nidal Hasan faces 13 charges of murder and 32 of attempted murder for the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Defense Lawyers Want Out Of Fort Hood Shooting Trial

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Attorneys Assigned To Fort Hood Shooter Want To Back Out

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Fort Hood Trial: Hasan Acknowledges Evidence Against Him

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Fort Hood Shooter A 'Shrunken' Presence In Court Martial

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