Amanda Bynes Announces Plan to Sue NYPD, Get Plastic Surgery

Now that Amanda Bynes has finished randomly lashing out at Rihanna, she's moved on to her next, probably more deserving target: the NYPD. Monday morning, Bynes took to Twitter to announce her plans to sue the NYPD, her apartment complex, and possibly (the rant is difficult to understand) the hospital in which she was… » 5/27/13 1:55pm 5/27/13 1:55pm

Sex Workers and Anti-Trafficking Groups Want To End Condoms as Evidence

Sex workers, anti-trafficking groups, the New York Civil Liberties Union, public health advocates, and LGBTQ organizations are today lobbying the lawmakers of New York state to pass a bill that would make the possession of condoms inadmissible as evidence in criminal prosecutions of prostitution and related offenses.… » 4/23/13 2:05pm 4/23/13 2:05pm

Carrying Condoms Can Get You Arrested For Prostitution

New York City, that charming bastion of tolerance, apparently believes that if a woman is carrying condoms, that can be evidence that she is a prostitute. If a police officer thinks you look like a whore — watch out. A single Trojan might be enough to ensure your arrest. » 3/05/13 7:00pm 3/05/13 7:00pm

Thoroughly Incompetent Gentleman Tried Kidnapping Himself to Avoid…

A Brooklynite police are describing as "a total moron" admitted to faking (poorly) his own kidnapping in order to get out of explaining a two-week disappearance to his girlfriend. Rahmell Pettway apparently has learned exactly zero of the hundreds of sitcom lessons about how lying only compounds your problems, forcing a… » 3/03/13 5:30pm 3/03/13 5:30pm

Former NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape Unsurprisingly Determined an…

Kenneth Moreno, one of the pithily nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who was cleared on all but three charges of "official misconduct" despite a preponderance of evidence (including surveillance footage) suggesting that he raped a woman in her apartment while his partner played lookout, is back in the courts, this time fighting… » 12/22/12 2:30pm 12/22/12 2:30pm

New York Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Homeless Man, Says 'I…

Stop the presses — there's some heartwarming news coming out of the NYPD! Yesterday, a photo depicting an unknown New York City cop giving a pair of winter boots to a homeless man went viral after the woman who took it (a tourist and fellow police officer from Arizona) posted the picture to the NYPD's Facebook page… » 11/30/12 4:20pm 11/30/12 4:20pm

NYPD's 'Cannibal Cop' Has a Mom Who Loves Him: 'The Whole World Thinks My…

Just more proof that life isn't fair: of all the toxic asshole moms you know—maybe yours is one of them!—the Cannibal Cop has unconditional, staunch maternal love. 25-year-old NYPD officer and would-be cannibal Gilberto Valle, who was arrested by the FBI in late October for his extensive online plans to kill, cook and… » 11/24/12 2:30pm 11/24/12 2:30pm

'I Consider Myself a True Gentleman': Excerpts From the Cannibal Cop's…

"Cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle III's OKCupid profile really brings a whole new meaning to the concept of online dating horror stories. » 10/26/12 12:00pm 10/26/12 12:00pm

NYC Cop Allegedly Plotted to Cook and Eat Women. Really.

I never thought I'd long for the days where the most despicable thing a New York Police Department officer was accused of was raping women, but here we are: a cop was arrested yesterday in Queens by the FBI "on suspicion of a federal kidnapping conspiracy in which he discussed cooking and eating female body parts,… » 10/25/12 2:20pm 10/25/12 2:20pm

'Rape Cops' Say All Charges Should Be Cleared Since They Were Just…

Remember the charmingly-nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who were acquitted of rape and burglary but charged with "official misconduct" back in 2011 for having sex with a drunk woman whose taxi driver had called 911 out of concern for her wellbeing? (Not to be confused with that other "rape cop," Michael Pena, who struck a plea… » 10/23/12 11:40am 10/23/12 11:40am

'Rape Cop' Michael Pena Finally Pleads Guilty to Rape in the Hope of…

We can always count on the New York Post for its pithy headlines, like the one early this morning that proclaimed, "Rape-monster cop finally admits it." The "rape-monster cop" in question is the now-infamous former-NYPD officer Michael Pena, and the "it" is the rape of a schoolteacher at gunpoint last August. Pena struck a… » 6/22/12 12:30pm 6/22/12 12:30pm

NYPD Arrests and Frisks Nude Model in Body Paint

Of all the dangers facing New Yorkers, naked models covered in body paint probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. And yet the NYPD has taken it upon themselves to protect the Big Apple from such indecent scenes. Today a model who was arrested and frisked after taking part in an art project has filed suit… » 6/19/12 11:15pm 6/19/12 11:15pm

Cop Avoided Rape Conviction Thanks to Really Unreasonable Doubt

Today's cover of the Daily News boasts the exclamatory word "Rage!" and an ensuing story about the reason a New York jury only convicted Michael Pena, the NYPD cop who attacked a school teacher on her way to work, of predatory sexual assault instead of rape, which would have carried a possible life in prison sentence… » 3/30/12 12:20pm 3/30/12 12:20pm