Displaying all articles tagged:


  1. the system
    When the Crime Wave RecedesThe only certainty of America’s urban politics is that there will be more cops.
  2. jordan neely
    ‘I Wasn’t Thinking That Anybody Was Going to Die.’Speaking with Juan Alberto Vasquez, the passenger who recorded the video of Jordan Neely on the F train
  3. the system
    How Democrats Bolstered the Post-Roe Enforcement RegimeWhen funding the police backfires.
  4. criminal justice reform
    The Man Who Cracked the Code of L.A.’s Notorious Sheriff Gangs“Nobody believed that the cops could lie like this,” says John Sweeney.
  5. crime
    Man Arrested at Capitol Hill Standoff Charged with Threatening to Use ExplosivesA man was seen on a livestream in a pickup truck that he said was full of explosives, holding what appeared to be a detonator.
  6. politics
    Everyone in San Francisco Has Something to Say About ChesaChesa Boudin is the nation’s most progressive prosecutor in one of the country’s most liberal cities. Now, many residents are trying to throw him out.
  7. crime
    Why Do Tasers Look Like Guns Anyway?Daunte Wright’s killer is not the first law-enforcement officer to confuse the two, often with deadly consequences.
  8. crime
    America Saw a Historic Rise in Murders in 2020. Why?“If you wanted to think of this as potentially erasing several decades worth of progress, that wouldn’t be an overstatement,” says one expert.
  9. the system
    The Law Is Not Made for Breonna TaylorAnd its capacity to deliver justice is functionally null.
  10. nypd
    Disturbing Footage Shows NYPD Shoving Woman Into Unmarked VanSeveral officers grabbed a teenager off the street in the middle of a protest, then sped away.
  11. police
    Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop UnionThe move comes amid broader calls for labor to isolate cop unions.
  12. crime
    Gunman Plows Car Through Seattle Protest, Shooting DemonstratorThe victim, a 27-year-old black man, is reportedly in stable condition.
  13. first person
    ‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPDA black NYPD officer discusses fear, tokenism, and what police and George Floyd protesters have in common.
  14. racism
    How Police Brutality Can Function as TerrorismThese incidents, like Phoenix cops drawing guns on a young family, have psychological effects that mirror living under the threat of terrorism.
  15. police shootings
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. select all
    This Apple Repair Center Calls the Police 20 Times a DayIt’s taking time away from actual emergencies.
  19. 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.
  20. San Antonio Cops Will Be Disciplined for Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ HatsIt’s against the rules.
  21. Florida Cop Sued Despite Baking ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake for Woman He TasedMaybe she prefers pie.
  22. 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.
  23. Police: Did You Lose This Wallet Made of Money?A very serious question.
  24. Obama Pens Open Letter to America’s Police“We have your backs,” Obama writes.
  25. 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.
  26. baton rouge
    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.
  27. 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.
  28. Online Threats Suddenly a Priority for Police After Police Get ThreatenedPolice used to dismiss social-media warnings as jokes or empty threats.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. politics
    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.
  32. early and often
    5 Cops Disciplined After Trump Rally Assault“We regret that any of the circumstances at the Trump rally occurred.”
  33. reasons to love new york
    Can This ‘Smart Policing’ Program Teach the NYPD How to Listen?Deputy police commissioner Michael Julian has devised a three-day course designed to emphasize the civil in cop-civilian relations.
  34. chicago
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Is FiredMayor Rahm Emanuel asked Garry McCarthy to step down as the city grapples with the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald video.
  35. 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot in MinneapolisProtesters say it wasn’t the first time that “white supremacists” showed up at their encampment, but this time they opened fire.
  36. Disgraced Illinois ‘Hero’ Cop Spent Over $2,000 of Stolen Money on Movie TicketsCourt documents reveal that Fox Lake police lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz also spent his embezzled money on student-loan payments, porn, and eating out.
  37. President Obama Understands the ‘Scapegoating’ of Police But Urges Broad ReformsThe president called for gun control, justice reform, and changes in community policing. 
  38. the panopticon
    NYPD Doesn’t Want to Talk About Its X-ray VansAn unsettling lack of transparency.
  39. gun violence
    Houston Deputy Sheriff ‘Assassinated’ While Pumping GasA suspect has now been charged, and though a motive is not yet clear, one police official is linking the murder to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  40. police shootings
    Unarmed Black Teen Killed by Police at Texas Car DealershipChristian Taylor, 19, was a college football player at Angelo State University.
  41. crimes and misdemeanors
    Jailhouse Video Released Following Questions About Sandra Bland’s DeathHer family and friends say there’s no way she committed suicide, but the footage shows no one entered her cell.
  42. police
    Video: The Texas Traffic Stop That Ended With a Woman’s Death in JailThe family of Sandra Bland wants the Justice Department to get involved. 
  43. baltimore
    Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Anthony Batts“The people of Baltimore deserve better.”
  44. The Supreme Court Decided Its First Cop-Shooting Case Since Ferguson. Cops Won.The Court gave no allowances for the mentally ill. 
  45. police
    Obama Bans Local Police Departments From Using Some Military-Style EquipmentThe federal government will no longer provide tracked armored vehicles and other military-style weapons to local police.
  46. police
    New York State Police Shackle ‘Combative’ 5-Year-Old’s Hands and FeetTroopers said they were forced to handcuff the child for their own safety.
  47. Dashcam Footage Shows Police Officer Ramming Into Armed Suspect on the SidewalkNew dashcam footage shows what happened during the February incident.
  48. Police Officer Put on Leave for Tickling CorpseHe “told another officer he ‘loves playing with dead bodies.’”
  49. the city politic
    For de Blasio and the NYPD, Mere Boos Are ProgressThe mayor’s efforts to lower the volume in his standoff with the NYPD may be working. 
  50. ferguson
    Is Livestreaming the Future of Media or the Future of Activism?It might be both. A report from Ferguson and your laptop screen.
Load More