The videos depicting security officers forcibly dragging an elderly United Airlines passenger in Chicago have drawn outrage that is both widespread and entirely justified. Most of the resulting news coverage has focused, correctly, on United’s tone-deaf response and the larger question of how much power airlines wield…
From September 2011 to February 2012, Missouri woman Rosetta Watson reportedly called the police multiple times to report abuse from her ex-boyfriend—once after he kicked through her front door and punched her in the face while she was in bed. According to the ACLU, doing so lost her her home.
Welcome to Barf Bag, a new daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Finally a light-hearted story after a dark weekend—a teen delightedly causing pain to a fellow man.
The National Human Rights Commission in India released a report on Saturday stating that they believe 16 women were victims of rape by police officers in the Bijapur district of central India during an attack on Maoist rebels in the Fall of 2015. There are potentially dozens more assaults yet to be confirmed.
In a sequence of very strange comments regarding a recent uptick in sex crimes in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, an NYPD official took it upon himself to parse which rapes are the kind of rapes that are really worth worrying about, appearing to conclude that most are no biggie, because they aren’t “true stranger…
On a Saturday evening last January, Gynnya McMillen was staying at her mother’s apartment complex in Shelbyville, a city of 15,000 in northern Kentucky. Gynnya, 16, lived in foster care but was allowed weekend visits with her mother, Michelle McMillen, since their long-strained relationship had begun to improve. That…
A state trooper in New Jersey is facing charges for allegedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates, coercive and frightening encounters that he allegedly had to adjust records to commit.
Twenty-one-year-old rapper and activist Moise Morancy was riding the Q53 bus home when he noticed another passenger forcing sexual advances on a teenage girl. He intervened, confronting the man directly, and prevented the him from doing further harm. But when the NYPD arrived on the scene, Morancy was detained along…
In 1989, days after news broke about the assault and rape of a white female jogger in Central Park, Donald Trump took out full-page advertisements in four New York City newspapers, including the New York Times, calling for the return of the death penalty. “I want to hate these muggers and murderers,” Trump’s ad read.…
A 14-year-old African American boy is in critical, but stable, condition after being shot by police on Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tis the season for a bunch of goddamn unfunny clown hoaxes, and now children are getting in on it too. Police say a group of kids in Annapolis, Maryland reported having seen “a clown or clowns” while walking to school. They later admitted the sighting was a hoax.
Rhymefest had a traumatic experience on Saturday, when a young man put a gun to his head for his wallet. He went to the police station in his neighborhood and was pretty disappointed with his treatment by an officer, who he said was snacking and playing Candy Crush.
A woman is dead after being fatally shot during a live gun demonstration in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Donald Trump, an enlarged brick of spittle-flecked Crisco sliding headlong towards the White House, told the Associated Press a number of very stupid things in a Monday interview. Among them: Black Lives Matter is a “divisive” movement, and perhaps racist, because “all lives matter.” If black people feel unfairly…
On Friday afternoon, Newt Gingrich, your mother’s oddly hard stuffed Santa doll that sits on your mantel and quietly spreads holiday malice, said something not crazy, about how black Americans have it harder than white Americans can ever comprehend. And I think he probably liked how that felt.
On July 12th, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will join mourners at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas, Texas. Each will speak to honor the memories of the police officers killed last Thursday night.
Late Thursday evening, in response to the Dallas shooting that killed five police officers and left others wounded, former congressman Joe Walsh declared war against Black Lives Matter protestors and the President of the United States.
In a ghastly attack last night, a sniper in Dallas shot at police Thursday night, killing five and injuring six more. The attack came during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Dallas; a protester named Shetamia Taylor was also shot and wounded while reportedly protecting her children.
In the days after Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black female officer from Cleveland felt compelled to address the murder on a public platform. In a Facebook Live video, Nakia Jones sounds off on other cops who, she says, live with a “God complex.”