police

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

Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local]

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in…

Kitty Stryker | May 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Police Officer Filmed Kicking The Legs Out From Under Handcuffed 13-Year-Old

An as-yet unnamed Boyton Beach, Florida, police officer has been placed on administrative duty after he was caught on camera kicking the legs out from under a handcuffed 13-year-old for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 14, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Cops In Hawaii Still Want To Sleep With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Police in Hawaii are allowed to have intercourse with sex workers as part of their investigations — fuck her and then arrest her! Legislators want to change that, but…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Taking Nude Photographs Of 15-Year-Old Girl

“Shocking and disturbing.”  These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 2:20 pm

RIP Society: Cop Chased, Tasered Woman For Refusing To Show Her Breasts

The police have done some pretty disgusting stuff before but this one takes the cake: A woman alleges Haskell, Arkansas, police officer Brandon Carter showed up at her workplace, demanded…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Sarah Gray | March 28, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 26, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 5, 2012 - 4:00 pm

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.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | July 19, 2011 - 11:40 am