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Police

  1. 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.
  2. power
    Cops Handled the Sarah Everard Vigil Just Fine, Investigators SayFootage shows officers hurling protesters to the ground. An independent review insists the use of force was “measured and proportionate.”
  3. 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.
  4. crime
    Police Handcuffed and Pepper-Sprayed a 9-Year-Old GirlGraphic body-cam footage shows her screaming for her dad as officers from the Rochester Police Department force her into a squad car.
  5. police
    Offset Detained by Police After Driving Past Beverly Hills Pro-Trump RallyA passenger in his car was subsequently arrested for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm.
  6. the system
    The Law Is Not Made for Breonna TaylorAnd its capacity to deliver justice is functionally null.
  7. protests
    Video Appears to Show Cops Forcibly Arresting Activist Cooks in KenoshaThe Seattle group Riot Kitchen traveled to the Wisconsin city to serve food to protesters and others in need.
  8. lawsuits
    A Former Chief Has Accused the NYPD of Rampant Gender DiscriminationA new lawsuit alleges that the department systematically excludes women from top positions.
  9. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydNewly released body cam footage suggests the officers involved adopted an aggressive stance from the outset.
  10. police
    Secret Service Agents Accosted Two Black Mothers With a RifleThe women say they were pulled from their car and handcuffed while their young children looked on.
  11. 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.
  12. the bigger picture
    On the Front Lines of the Portland ProtestsAs protesters face down Trump’s heavily armed “secret police,” photographer JD Barnes has been capturing the chaos.
  13. power
    What the Hell Is Happening in Portland?Witnesses say heavily armed police officers have been dragging protesters into unmarked vans.
  14. theater
    Gee, Officer: Why Are There So Few Plays About Cops?They’re all over TV and movies. But there are almost no police dramas onstage.
  15. protests
    This Is How the NYPD Treated Black Lives Matter ProtestersOver 60 videos show officers punching, tackling, and beating Black Lives Matter protesters, often seemingly at random.
  16. police
    Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop UnionThe move comes amid broader calls for labor to isolate cop unions.
  17. power
    What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?A comprehensive guide.
  18. breonna taylor
    The Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor Still Haven’t Been ArrestedThe three cops who shot Taylor eight times in her own home haven’t even lost their jobs.
  19. cancellations
    Good Riddance to CopsFor three decades, the show was a key cheerleader of American law enforcement’s manicured self-image.
  20. crime
    Gunman Plows Car Through Seattle Protest, Shooting DemonstratorThe victim, a 27-year-old black man, is reportedly in stable condition.
  21. last night on late night
    John Oliver Insists People ‘Won’t Succumb to the Purge’ If We Defund the Police“It’s about moving away from a narrow conception of public safety.”
  22. dun dun
    SVU Showrunner Says Cop Shows Are ‘Miscontributing’ to SocietyHe has also spoken against police brutality on Twitter this week.
  23. police tv
    Cops Season Premiere, Live PD Episodes Pulled in Light of ProtestsIt’s unclear whether Cops will return to Paramount.
  24. 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.
  25. first person
    Our Brother KaizenHe would be called a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But to us, he was family. Our struggles with systemic racism growing up were the same.
  26. we have to stan
    K-Pop Stans Continue to Run the Internet, Flood Racist Twitter HashtagsHave you ever been happier to see Jungkook?
  27. protest
    Scenes from Police Brutality Protests Around the WorldIn cities across the globe, people gathered in solidarity with U.S. protesters demanding an end to racist law enforcement.
  28. protests
    A Weekend of Widespread Police AggressionViral footage shows officers shooting rubber bullets and pepper-spraying protesters.
  29. protest
    Protests Erupt over George Floyd’s Death in Police CustodyHundreds of people took to the streets; police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
  30. power
    This Is What ‘Stop and Frisk’ Is Really Like“The experience of being stopped and frisked just for being transgender was so traumatic for me. I was afraid of walking down the street.”
  31. controversies
    A Police Officer Lied About Having ‘Pig’ Written on His Coffee CupNot to be confused with the police officer who actually did have ‘pig’ written on his coffee cup in November.
  32. controversies
    A Video of a Churro Vendor Being Arrested Has Sparked OutrageThe woman was confronted by four cops in Brooklyn.
  33. frivolous
    Netflix and Ava DuVernay Sued Over When They See Us SceneA police-training company is suing for defamation.
  34. joker
    NYPD to Increase Police Presence at Theaters for Joker Opening WeekendAdditional police will be deployed across the city.
  35. controversies
    Starbucks Barista Asks Cops to Leave After They Make Customers ‘Uncomfortable’As you’d guess, the chain quickly apologized.
  36. 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.
  37. investigations
    NYPD Commander Allegedly Told Officers to Shoot 50 Cent ‘on Sight’ at EventThe rapper is now considering legal action.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.”
  40. 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.”
  41. 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.
  42. 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.”
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. select all
    This Apple Repair Center Calls the Police 20 Times a DayIt’s taking time away from actual emergencies.
  47. drama
    Scottish Police Have 45-Minute Standoff With Stuffed AnimalMultiple units responded to a call of a tiger in a cowshed.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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