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  1. Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black TeenIt’s the first time since 1973 a Texas police officer has been convicted for killing someone in an on-duty shooting.
  2. criticisms
    Spike Lee Defends BlacKkKlansman Depiction of Police After Boots Riley Critique“Look at my films: They’ve been very critical of the police, but on the other hand I’m never going to say all police are corrupt.”
  3. awww
    Man Calls Police After Savage Attack by … Baby Squirrel?The assault ended when the squirrel, “apparently exhausted by its exertions, lay down abruptly and fell asleep.”
  4. crime
    An Oral History of New York’s Largest Gang BustTwo years after law enforcement arrested 120 gang members in the Bronx, the community is still debating whether it made them safer.
  5. power
    An Off-Duty Police Officer Tased an 11-Year-Old Girl for Stealing Food“We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age.”
  6. Mission: Impossible’s Ving Rhames Says Police Drew Gun on Him in His Own HomeOfficers later told the actor a neighbor had reported a “large black man” breaking into Rhames’s house.
  7. Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Arrest Random Black People to Boost StatsThe small-town police force in Biscayne Park targeted innocent black people for crimes they didn’t commit.
  8. race
    A Black Yale Student Had the Cops Called on Her for Taking a Nap in Her Dorm “I’m not going to justify my existence here,” said Lolade Siyonbola.
  9. select all
    This Apple Repair Center Calls the Police 20 Times a DayIt’s taking time away from actual emergencies.
  10. drama
    Scottish Police Have 45-Minute Standoff With Stuffed AnimalMultiple units responded to a call of a tiger in a cowshed.
  11. seriously?
    Female Police Captain Suspended for Saying Man Has ‘White Male Privilege’“I was racially and sexistly slurred by Captain Carri Weber” the officer wrote in his complaint.
  12. Trump Administration Gave 500,000 Fugitives the Right to Buy GunsBlue lives matter to this White House — but ensuring that people with outstanding arrest warrants can still purchase assault weapons matters more.
  13. Attorney Says Dashcam Video of Cavity Search on Black Woman Is ‘Rape by a Cop’Lawyer Sam Cammack says the vaginal probing went on for 11 minutes.
  14. suspicious sandwich activity
    A Police Officer Found a Bolt in His Arby’s SandwichHe says nobody can make a sandwich “with a bolt that large” unintentionally.
  15. law enforcement
    The Police Official Who Fought Racism and Sexism on the Job“When I first come on in the ’80s, sexual harassment, oh man, it was rampant.”
  16. drop the bass and put your hands up
    Skrillex Pulled Over and Handcuffed After Playing His Music Too LoudHe subsequently tweeted Elon Musk about the incident.
  17. Walmart Will No Longer Sell ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ ShirtsAfter a request from the country’s biggest police organization.
  18. Gropers Must Attack Several Victims Before NYPD Officers Make Arrests: ReportA new report shines a light on this alleged policy.
  19. oh-canada
    Canadian Town Apologizes for Nickelback JokeThe band was reportedly unenthused by the whole situation.
  20. international relations
    A Canadian Town Is Punishing Drunk Drivers With Nickelback MusicLook at this headline. Every time you do, it makes you laugh.
  21. class acts
    Police Department Fakes Out Drivers With Free Turkeys Instead of TicketsSometimes crime pays in the form of a Thanksgiving dinner.
  22. San Antonio Cops Will Be Disciplined for Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ HatsIt’s against the rules.
  23. race
    Luke Cage’s Take on Anti-Black Police Violence Is a Little ConfusingIt’s admirable, if contradictory.
  24. reality bites
    A&E Green-Lights Live Police Reality Show Live PDThe show will air with a delay, of course.
  25. Body Cameras Lead to Astounding Drop in Police Complaints“I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of policing that dramatically changed the way that officers behave.”
  26. Florida Cop Sued Despite Baking ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake for Woman He TasedMaybe she prefers pie.
  27. half baked
    Walmart Workers Refuse to Make ‘Racist’ Cake for Police Officer’s RetirementThe officer’s friends are now demanding a boycott.
  28. Sandra Bland’s Mother Settles Wrongful-Death LawsuitThe $1.9 million settlement requires the county jail to take steps to ensure that detainees are not neglected.
  29. rhymefest
    Rhymefest Was Robbed at Gunpoint Then Treated Poorly by Chicago PoliceThe police apologized today.
  30. Predictive Policing Isn’t an Exact Science, and That’s the ProblemCan algorithms predict murder?
  31. Police: Did You Lose This Wallet Made of Money?A very serious question.
  32. crime scene
    Subway Employee Arrested for Spiking Cop’s Drink With Meth and THCThe officer was hospitalized after nearly running a red light.
  33. police
    The Charles Kinsey Shooting Shows Police Still Have a Mental-Illness ProblemCops need better training and protocols when someone isn’t in a position to immediately, effortlessly comply.
  34. awful things
    Police Close Ohio Restaurant After Cop Finds Glass Shards in SandwichOfficials say there’s “no reason” yet to believe the act was intentional.
  35. Obama Pens Open Letter to America’s PoliceWe have your backs,” Obama writes.
  36. Donald Trump Criticizes Obama’s Anti-Cop ‘Body Language’The GOP nominee argues that when the first black president says positive things about cops, something about the way he looks casts doubt on his sincerity.
  37. Shooting Leaves 3 Police Officers Dead, 3 Injured in Baton RougeThe gunman, a 29-year-old black man from Kansas City, Missouri, was killed at the scene.
  38. If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female CopsBetween culture, biology, and psychology, men are more aggressive. Especially when doing police work.
  39. police bans
    Another Restaurant Owner Under Fire for Telling Police They Can’t Eat ThereHe claims there was a language barrier and has apologized.
  40. Your Guide to Cleveland’s Security NightmareThe GOP convention looms over Cleveland like Godzilla over Tokyo. Here’s a quick tour of the security challenges facing the city, and how its authorities hope to meet them.
  41. Online Threats Suddenly a Priority for Police After Police Get ThreatenedPolice used to dismiss social-media warnings as jokes or empty threats.
  42. Study Finds Racial Bias in Police Use of Force — But Not in ShootingsDuring encounters with police, African-Americans are more likely than whites to be touched, pushed, and pepper-sprayed — but they’re no more likely to be shot, a Harvard study finds.
  43. The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That ‘De-escalation’ Policing WorksSeriously, there’s good news about American policing.
  44. Dallas Police, NAPO Not on Same Page on DallasThe contrast between the calm behavior of stricken Dallas police and a lobbyist for police organizations in Washington, who immediately attacked the president and Black Lives Matter, is sad and instructive.
  45. Louisiana Is About to Make Attacking a Cop a Hate CrimeThe law is a response to what lawmakers perceive as an increased threat to first responders following the rise of activism like the Black Lives Matter movement.
  46. Police Protest Outside Beyoncé’s Houston ConcertProtesting Bey is not how you fix your shoddy public perception.
  47. victim-blaming
    Lily Allen Felt ‘Victim Shamed’ by PoliceAllen says she was blamed after speaking up about her harrowing ordeal with a stalker.
  48. cat detectives
    Police Force Considers Using Cats to Solve Crime at Request of 5-Year-OldFinally, an end to feline job discrimination.
  49. The Chain Gang
    BK Manager Fired for Discussing Deceased CopThe employee denies that’s how it went down.
  50. 5 Cops Disciplined After Trump Rally AssaultWe regret that any of the circumstances at the Trump rally occurred.”
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