Posts tagged "police"

Jonathan Ferrell, Ex-College Football Player & Unarmed Black Man, Shot 10 Times By North Carolina Police After Car Accident

Jonathan Ferrell, 24, a former college football player at Florida A&M University, who is black, was shot to death by police on Saturday after he suffered a major car accident and sought help from a neighbor.

Ferrell crashed his car in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina, around 2:30am Saturday morning. Investigators think he may…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

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

Good Deed Of The Day: Cop Gives Speeding Ticket, $100 Bill

Hayden Carlo was having a bad day. The struggling father of two was pulled over by a Plano, Texas, police officer because he had an expired registration. Carlo told the officer that he couldn’t afford to update his registration, and needed the money to feed his family. The officer was moved by Carlo’s story and…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2012

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint and knife point and then raped her inside a car in a parking lot. He also allegedly punched her in the face when she initially…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Arrested For Giving Cop Tacos

Oh darling Matthew Falkner of Palm City, Florida (always, always Florida), you and I are soulmates. After all, you were arrested in the parking lot of a Taco Bell, after employees there noticed you were idling your car in the lot and pressing heavily on the accelerator, with smoke coming out of the engine. Police…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2012

I Went Camping, And All I Got Was Harassed By The Police

There is a saying by artist Barbara Krueger Jenny Holzer that “abuse of power comes as no surprise,” and wow, was that true this weekend, when my friends and I went camping and got harassed by cops not once, but three times.

Contrary to popular opinion, bullying isn’t something that just happens to…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 5, 2012

LAPD Goes Undercover … In Skirts And Scarves

The year was 1960. A purse snatcher had murdered an elderly woman and was still on the loose in LA. To catch the killer, the LAPD robbery squad donned skirts and scarves and fanned out across the city, posing as little (or not so little?) old ladies. I can only imagine what happened to anyone…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 5, 2012

Rapports Opus, The Sperm-Sniffing Police Dog

Behold, woman’s new best friend. Rapports Opus is a police dog in Sweden who has been training for over a year to help police nab rapists by sniffing out sperm. This pup has just closed his first case. Last month, a woman was forced to perform oral sex on a man in a Swedish park.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 19, 2011

Snooki Hits A Police Car In Italy, Italian-American Relations Plunge Southward

Snooki rear-ended a cop car in Florence, Italy, this weekend, sending two police officers to the hospital with whiplash. Snooki, her pal Deena, and a “Jersey Shore” film crew member were being escorted by the cop car, which pinned Snooki’s car against a highway wall after the crash. This surely won’t do any good to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2011

Feminist Germaine Greer Suggests Women “Name And Shame” Rapists Online

Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists’ registry. Speaking at a literary festival yesterday, Greer — who became famous 40 years ago when she published the seminal “second wave” feminist text The Female Eunuch — criticized the paltry number…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

“Real World”‘s Lowest Point Ev-ah: Cops Called Over Toilet Toothbrush Incident

It’s the “Real World” episode we’ve all been waiting for: somebody’s toothbrush is scrubbing the toilet.

If you haven’t been watching, a little background: Preston is the mellow black guy questioning his sexuality, Ryan is the uber-aggressive homophobic white guy who called Preston a “f****t.” (Ryan, by the way, is a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2010

Dancing Swedish Cop Busts A Move

I don’t know that there’s a better argument for moving to Sweden than this. The country is so awesome that its police officers, even while on duty, feel free to bust a move in public in front of onlookers, one of whom at least was recording the show. Go, Swedish cop, go! I…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Police Cover Up Naked Female Mannequin In Department Store Window

A naked mannequin — female, natch — in Beatrice, Nebraska, caused such a stir that police have taped paper over department store windows while they investigate whether it’s “obscene.” Meanwhile, the store is threatening to sue the police for trespassing, destruction of property, and littering. [Styleite.com]
The lower house of the French Parliament ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2010

Maria Arraras’ Domestic Violence 911 Call Transcript Is The Most Infuriating Thing You’ll Read Today

If you don’t watch Telemundo, you might not know the name Maria Celeste Arraras. She appears on “Al Rojo Vivo” on Telemundo and on the “Today” show and she is called the “Katie Couric of Spanish television.” Earlier this week in Today’s Lady News, I reported that on May 28 in Miami, Arraras was allegedly…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Police Officer By Day, Prostitute By Night

Talk about a double life! British female police officer Victoria Thorne, 29, is on her way to jail for the next 15 months for moonlighting as a call girl at an escort agency called “Notorious Girls.” The corrupt cop had been working as a prostitute since 2006 and made about $150 per hour, servicing about…

By: Nikki Dowling / September 14, 2009

“Police Women of Broward County” Promises To Be The New “Cops”

“Bad girls, bad girls, whatchoo gonna do? Whatchoo gonna do when they come for you?” Or, more importantly, what you are going to do when the “Police Women of Broward County” come for you? A new reality TV show from TLC, this 10-part documentary series set in Broward County, Florida, reveals life o…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 28, 2009

Get Hot Goods (In More Than One Way) For Cheap!

Screw eBay, this morning on the “The Today Show” we learned of an auction site way better (and cheaper) than Meg Whitman’s site. Retired Detective Tom Lane came up with a website to sell off all of the stolen goods police stations seize, calling it PropertyRoom.com. Profits are split with the individual precincts that hand…

By: Nina Carbone / June 30, 2009

In Russia, The Po-Po Is Brad Pitt

File this one in the “are you kidding me” bin: I’m not completely believing the Jalopnik and AP story, but apparently, local traffic cops in Omsk, Russia, are wearing cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt over their faces as a way of getting motorists to slow down and obey traffic laws—and it’s working! Can you imagine?

By: Nina Carbone / June 22, 2009

How Men And Women Deal With Stress

A lot of times, it seems like women deal with stress by talking about their problems, while men shut down and keep quiet about what’s troubling them. In the police force, the opposite is kind of true. Don Kurtz, an assistant professor of social work at Kansas State University, studied gender differences in stress and…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Special Police Bras, Circumcision And AIDS, And Smart Spiders

Thousands of German policewomen have received “bulletproof bras.” Basically, they’re just bras that say “Polizei” (police) and don’t have metal parts, which could impale the wearer if hit by a bullet. [Reuters]…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 6, 2008
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