Botched Police Raids since 1985
In another example of Google Maps aiding in journalism (or spotlighting an issue), The Cato Institute has made use of Google Maps to illustrate the issue of botched police raids. The map plots deaths and raids of innocent people, injuries and deaths of police officers, nonviolent offenders and also unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people. Filter data by state, years (as far back as 1985) and types of incidents. There is some good background detail and tips for using the map.
[Via Laurence Timms]