Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Pleads Not Guilty, Is Released Without Bail

Peter Liang is the rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley while on an unapproved stairwell patrol in the Louis H. Pink housing project late last year, adding Gurley to the long list of unarmed black men whose lives were taken away from them because they scared a police officer, and whose deaths are… » 2/12/15 12:10pm 2/12/15 12:10pm

'Cannibal Cop' Gilberto Valle's Match.com Profile Seems Fake as Hell

The New York Post is reporting that Gilberto Valle—better known as the "Cannibal Cop," the former NYPD officer who was convicted of conspiring to cook and kill several women before having his conviction overturned—is back on online dating sites, looking for a dinner date. That's alarming, and at least kind of funny,… » 1/21/15 11:30am 1/21/15 11:30am

Can Cops Beat Their 2014 Low Points 9 Days into 2015? They're Trying!

In America, the winter of our discontent—with the police—continues. As New York cops channel their best Carrie Mathison and Cleveland cops battle Ferguson cops to see who can fell more unarmed bodies, Los Angeles cops are doing… something good. And when LA authorities—famous for actions like beating a homeless… » 1/09/15 1:30pm 1/09/15 1:30pm

NYPD Wrongly Accuse Mayor's Wife of Wearing Jeans to Cop's Funeral 

Things have been exceedingly tense between New York mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department following the shooting deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. After Liu's funeral Sunday, that controversy extended to de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, who NYPD officers accused of wearing… » 1/08/15 11:50am 1/08/15 11:50am

Letitia James, Al Sharpton Release Statements After Killing of NYPD…

This afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, an armed man approached two NYPD officers sitting inside their patrol car and opened fire, shooting at least one in the head. Both officers were rushed to the nearby Woodhull hospital, and both have been pronounced dead. The gunman who shot himself after… » 12/20/14 7:03pm 12/20/14 7:03pm

NYPD Raid Just Made it a Lot Harder to Get a Cheap (Fake) Handbag

The NYPD raided a Queens warehouse Tuesday and seized over $2.2 million worth of counterfeit goods, potentially making Canal Street a lot less fun for tourists hunting for fake Michael Kors, or whatever. Displaying no sense of irony, the seizure was called "Operation Treasure Hunt." » 12/10/14 3:10pm 12/10/14 3:10pm

Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley Texted Union Rep While Unarmed Victim Died

Peter Liangthe NYPD rookie cop who drew his weapon on patrol in the Louis H. Pink housing project and shot Akai Gurley out of "jitters"not only texted his union rep while his unarmed victim bled out in a stairwell but also waited over six and a half minutes to radio for help or respond to communication from his… » 12/05/14 10:30am 12/05/14 10:30am

NYPD Tweets Request for Trust, Internet Is Like 'What the Fuck?' 

In response to a Staten Island grand jury deciding that a video of Officer Daniel Pantaleo choking Eric Garner to death wasn't enough to pursue criminal charges on Wednesday, the New York Police Department is in damage control mode. Too bad their social media blitz is run by an tone deaf woman with the worst job ever. » 12/03/14 4:10pm 12/03/14 4:10pm

Pregnant Woman Thrown to Pavement Stomach First by NYPD

Sandra Amezquita, a six-month pregnant woman from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was thrown to the ground stomach first by a New York City police officer after she attempted to intervene when the NYPD was arresting her 17-year-old son. Amezquita was bruised and suffered vaginal bleeding following the camera-recorded incident. » 9/24/14 2:00pm 9/24/14 2:00pm

NYC Teachers Wear Shirts to Support Cops After Cop Murders Black Man

So hot right now: white people showing support for white cops who kill unarmed black people. The latest group to hop on this bandwagon is New York City public school teachers who, after expressly being told to refrain from wearing pro-cop shirts to the first days of school, are going to go ahead ahead and keep wearing… » 9/05/14 11:30am 9/05/14 11:30am

Legalizing Prostitution Could Lower the Spread of HIV By One-Third

Here's a crazy thought; legalizing prostitution could reduce the number of international HIV infections for female sex workers by at least a third in several countries. Health experts presented this new research drawn from Canada, India and Kenya during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia on… » 7/24/14 4:20pm 7/24/14 4:20pm

Occupy Protester Could Serve 7 Years for Her Own Sexual Assault

Almost three years later, the consequences of Occupy Wall Street are still being felt, especially for Cecily McMillan. The protester was found guilty of striking a police office yesterday without provocation, though McMillan's camp maintains that she elbowed him in self-defense, after he grabbed her right breast. » 5/06/14 6:15pm 5/06/14 6:15pm