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  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.
  4. Walmart Will No Longer Sell ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ ShirtsAfter a request from the country’s biggest police organization.
  5. Gropers Must Attack Several Victims Before NYPD Officers Make Arrests: ReportA new report shines a light on this alleged policy.
  6. oh-canada
    Canadian Town Apologizes for Nickelback JokeThe band was reportedly unenthused by the whole situation.
  7. international relations
    A Canadian Town Is Punishing Drunk Drivers With Nickelback MusicLook at this headline. Every time you do, it makes you laugh.
  8. class acts
    Police Department Fakes Out Drivers With Free Turkeys Instead of TicketsSometimes crime pays in the form of a Thanksgiving dinner.
  9. San Antonio Cops Will Be Disciplined for Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ HatsIt’s against the rules.
  10. race
    Luke Cage’s Take on Anti-Black Police Violence Is a Little ConfusingIt’s admirable, if contradictory.
  11. reality bites
    A&E Green-Lights Live Police Reality Show Live PDThe show will air with a delay, of course.
  12. 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.”
  13. Florida Cop Sued Despite Baking ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake for Woman He TasedMaybe she prefers pie.
  14. half baked
    Walmart Workers Refuse to Make ‘Racist’ Cake for Police Officer’s RetirementThe officer’s friends are now demanding a boycott.
  15. 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.
  16. rhymefest
    Rhymefest Was Robbed at Gunpoint Then Treated Poorly by Chicago PoliceThe police apologized today.
  17. Predictive Policing Isn’t an Exact Science, and That’s the ProblemCan algorithms predict murder?
  18. Police: Did You Lose This Wallet Made of Money?A very serious question.
  19. crime scene
    Subway Employee Arrested for Spiking Cop’s Drink With Meth and THCThe officer was hospitalized after nearly running a red light.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Obama Pens Open Letter to America’s Police“We have your backs,” Obama writes.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female CopsBetween culture, biology, and psychology, men are more aggressive. Especially when doing police work.
  26. police bans
    Another Restaurant Owner Under Fire for Telling Police They Can’t Eat ThereHe claims there was a language barrier and has apologized.
  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. The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That ‘De-escalation’ Policing WorksSeriously, there’s good news about American policing.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Police Protest Outside Beyoncé’s Houston ConcertProtesting Bey is not how you fix your shoddy public perception.
  34. victim-blaming
    Lily Allen Felt ‘Victim Shamed’ by PoliceAllen says she was blamed after speaking up about her harrowing ordeal with a stalker.
  35. cat detectives
    Police Force Considers Using Cats to Solve Crime at Request of 5-Year-OldFinally, an end to feline job discrimination.
  36. The Chain Gang
    BK Manager Fired for Discussing Deceased CopThe employee denies that’s how it went down.
  37. early and often
    5 Cops Disciplined After Trump Rally Assault“We regret that any of the circumstances at the Trump rally occurred.”
  38. the brain
    What Tasers Do to the BrainA study hints at some serious implications for when suspects should be read their Miranda rights.
  39. The Chain Gang
    Dairy Queen Worker Gets Caught Spitting on Cop’s HamburgerHe’s now in jail and — surprise, surprise — fired.
  40. 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.
  41. quentin explains it all
    Quentin Tarantino Wants to Talk About ‘Abuse of Power’; Police Don’tThe garrulous auteur continues to piss off police by saying rational things.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Cop Gets Fired After Singing Death Metal On DutyHe really committed, at least.
  45. 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.
  46. boycotts
    Police Union Issues Ominous Threat to Quentin Tarantino, Promises ‘Surprise’“The right time and place will come up.”
  47. President Obama Understands the ‘Scapegoating’ of Police But Urges Broad ReformsThe president called for gun control, justice reform, and changes in community policing. 
  48. Close Calls
    Kid Finds Officer’s Gun in a Restaurant Bathroom“I just knew by the panic in her voice, something was wrong.”
  49. the panopticon
    NYPD Doesn’t Want to Talk About Its X-ray VansAn unsettling lack of transparency.
  50. The Chain Gang
    Olive Garden Is the Latest Restaurant to Boot an on-Duty CopThe officer was there with his family for a birthday lunch; the issue was his gun.
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