Reminder: Police Suck At Handling Campus Rape Allegations, Too

By now, it's an established fact that college administrations are utterly inept at handling sexual assault allegations. For all those well-intentioned humans out there who think the best solution is to leave such cases in the hands of local law enforcement: turns out, the police are pretty damn terrible at… » 9/15/14 6:00pm 9/15/14 6:00pm

Black Woman Shows PDA with White Husband, Questioned for Prostitution

Yet again, YET AGAIN, police officers have demonstrated a penchant for the world's worst cocktail of racism and aggression, having briefly taken into custody a black woman they assumed was a prostitute. Why, you ask? Because she was publicly displaying affection with a white man, who in reality is her partner. What… » 9/14/14 12:10pm 9/14/14 12:10pm

Teen Siblings Develop App to Hold Police Accountable

Asha, Caleb and Ima Christian are three siblings from Decatur, Georgia who collaborated to develop an app that helps people rate and document their police encounters. They founded a company named Pinetart and developed Five-O, an app designed to be a tool to empower communities to stop police brutality and abuse. » 8/19/14 9:45am 8/19/14 9:45am

Vegas Police Host Purity Event, Say Premarital Sex Is Deadly

This Saturday, the Las Vegas Metro Police helped sponsor a "Choose Purity" event targeted at young girls. Its message was pretty simple: if you have sexual intercourse before signing some legal documents binding you to another human, you risk getting sucked into the dark world of drugs, gangs and sex trafficking. Oh,… » 5/05/14 3:20pm 5/05/14 3:20pm

Paris Cops Charged with Raping Canadian Tourist in Police Headquarters

Preliminary charges have been made against two members of Paris' elite anti-gang police unit for raping a 34-year-old Canadian tourist inside the police headquarters after a "drunken night out." The woman had met the off-duty officers at an Irish pub not too far from 36 quai des Orfèvres, the police headquarters, and… » 4/27/14 1:00pm 4/27/14 1:00pm

Police Close Boston Marathon Finish Line, Detonate Unattended Backpacks

Police evacuated the Boston Marathon finish line earlier tonight after they discovered two unattended backpacks at the site of last year's bombings. Both bags were detonated by a bomb squad. One of the bags contained a rice cooker filled with confetti; the other contained photo equipment. » 4/15/14 9:26pm 4/15/14 9:26pm

Police Chief on Jaywalking Arrest: At Least No One's Getting Assaulted

Earlier this week, a woman in Austin, Texas was arrested for not providing identification after she was stopped by police for jaywalking near the UT campus. And when video of the arrest hit youtube, people were not happy. In fact, citizens were so ill-pleased that Austin's Police Chief Art Acevedo made a statement… » 2/22/14 5:52pm 2/22/14 5:52pm

Florida Cops Suspended for Giving Justin Bieber an Unofficial Escort

On Monday evening, just a few days before he was arrested for drag racing under the influence in Miami Beach, Justin Bieber was escorted from a Miami-area airport by several Florida police officers because that's just the sort of first-class treatment celebrities should expect from our public servants. For their act… » 1/26/14 12:30pm 1/26/14 12:30pm