Posts tagged "police"

Making A Murderer, “Biased” Journalism & Necessary Outrage

The outrage that recent true crime series have inspired should not be diminished in favor of handwringing over journalistic imperfections. Anything that successfully chips away at the cult-like reverence with which our country

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 25, 2016 - 9:15 am

Man Ordered To Inform Cops Before Having Sex

A seemingly bizarre court order in the UK has been making news around the world. The court in York, England, granted a police request to order a man to inform…

Newser | January 24, 2016 - 11:00 am

Roommate Takes Shower ‘Too Early,’ Things Unravel

“Is it the most effective use of police resources? No.” That’s what a Toronto officer had to say after authorities responded to an alleged assault that resulted in minor injuries…

Newser | January 9, 2016 - 11:30 am

Officer Who Assaulted Female Student Had History Of Violence

Spring Valley High School resource officer Ben Fields has been placed on administrative leave while the Sheriff’s Department investigates the incident.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2015 - 9:50 am

Video Shows Officer Choking And Violently Slamming HS Girl To The Ground

Police in South Carolina are investigating an altercation between a female high school student and the school’s resource officer after a video of the incident started to circulate on social media. The video was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Kill It With Fire: Ex-Cop Cleared Of Raping Woman On Hood Of Patrol Car

Yesterday, nearly one year after he was accused of raping a woman on the hood of police vehicle, a Florida jury cleared ex-cop Stephen Maiorino of all charges. His accuser, whose identity…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Police Leave Reporter A Voicemail About Her “Fucking Giant Tits”

We didn’t know people even left voicemails anymore, but Colorado Deputy Sergeant Zach Farnam accidentally did when calling The Durango Herald reporter Chase Olivarius-McAllister back for a crime stats report.

Katrin Higher | August 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Asks: Could Sandra Bland Have Attacked Cop With Her Cigarette?!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former “Survivor” castaway, idiot sidekick on “The View,” and current “Fox & Friends” host, is not exactly known for her brains. What she is definitely known for is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 27, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Shooting Victim Says Police Blew Off Previous Reports Of Rape, Kidnapping And Arson

Brittany Irish says the shooting spree at her home never would have happened if police had taken her reports seriously.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Baltimore: “Wisdom Isn’t The Point Tonight. Disrespect Is.”

Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a must-read piece on the events in Baltimore, his hometown, over the last few days, starting with peaceful protests this weekend and rioting last night, in

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 11:00 am

The Police Aren’t “Under Siege,” They’re Under Criticism

The shooting of two NYPD officers this weekend was tragic, but to blame it on Black Lives Matter protestors has no basis. The police aren’t “under siege,” they’re under…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Watch The Lowell, Michigan, Police Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Hooray, more holiday cheer! A set of boobs other than Sara X’s has been getting into the Christmas spirit: The Lowell, Michigan Police Department. I KID. They seem very nice…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

On Police Retaliation And Obfuscation From St. Louis To Chicago

Most people don’t protest. Hell, even a lot of the people who want to protest don’t protest, and there are a lot of valid reasons for that. But if you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Over-Policed & Under-Served: How The Phrase “Fuck The Police” Was Born

“You fucking stupid bitch,” a man screamed followed by the slam of a car door. Feet thumped and the passenger door swung open. The incoherent pleas of a woman could…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Read And Watch DeRay McKesson’s Tweets And Vines To See How Police Are Treating Peaceful Protest In Saint Louis

Today, peaceful protesters — the protesters people have been calling for after a night of looting, burning, and destruction following the no-indictment decision for Darren Wilson on Monday — gathered…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Frisky Rant: It’s Not Offensive To Suggest That People Help Protect Themselves From Crime

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department posted an article this week about safety tips on campus and, of course, people are manufacturing reasons to get mad about it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Writes Open Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Officer Darren Wilson Named As Cop Who Killed Michael Brown

Darren Wilson is the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday afternoon, Ferguson’s police chief announced today. The department…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 10:30 am
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