Posts tagged "cops"

6 Baltimore Cops Released on Bail Set Lower Than $500,000 Amount for Jailed Protester

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder and the weeks of protests in Baltimore as a result, there comes a huge let-down after the seemingly good news that all 6 Baltimore cops were charged with the murder of Freddie Gray. Each of these cops will now be released on a bail of $350,000, which i…

By: Katrin Higher / May 2, 2015

RIP Society: Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 7 Women

To protect and serve, huh? Oklahoma City police arrested fellow cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, yesterday for rape and sexual battery against seven Black women.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that an investigation by the sex crimes unit found Holtzclaw assaulted the women while on-duty between February and June of thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

NYPD Accused Of Using A Chokehold On Pregnant Black Woman

This weekend, police in Brooklyn, New York, busted some folks who were grilling on the sidewalk — which, I didn’t know until reading this New York Daily News article, is illegal. But a “melee” broke out, with several of the parties resisting arrest. Now there are photographs being distributed by a community advocacy group which…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

University Of Oregon Public Safety Officer Reveals Co-Workers’ Extensive List Of People Who Should “Eat A Bowl Of Dicks”

A former University of Oregon public safety officer is suing the University after being fired in 2012 for reporting misconduct within the school’s police department. According to the released officer James Cleavenger, a handful of his fellow officers kept a “Bowl of Dicks” list which they regularly updated instead of working. For those…

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 18, 2014

NYPD Sued By Woman For Sexual Assault, Harassment By Cop

The New York City Police Department is infamous for the controversial “stop and frisk” program, critiqued for how it is used for racial profiling.  This story, however, is more like stop and grope.

According to NYMag.com, a Brooklyn woman, Latonya Ratcliff, 39, is suing the city after Officer Joseph Jette entered an apartment, where…

By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena was charged with grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, threatening to shoot her, and raping her in a yard. A neighbor saw Pena raping…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2012

Modern Lady Asks, Why Are All The Female Cops So Sexy?

We have been woefully remiss is posting “Modern Lady,” the new CurrentTV web series starring Erin Gibson that replaced Sarah Haskins’ late, great “Target: Women” show. Allow us to atone for our sins with today’s offering: Erin Gibson asking why all of TV’s lady cops are the same — with a deep and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

It’s Not Fair For A Female Cop To Pose As A Prostitute

I grew up drooling to “Cops,” so my classiness expectations for TLC’s new Thursday night show, “Police Women Of Broward County,” were low. But, actually, “Police Women” is way less trashy than you’d expect. The lady cops bust heads and take names, and they deliver monologues about single motherhood and how hard it is to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009