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

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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 of … » 1/26/14 12:30pm 1/26/14 12:30pm

Police Release Rape-Themed Version of 'The Night Before Christmas'

Police in Nottinghamshire, England have managed to offend both the rape-averse and Disneyphiles with their new Christmas anti-rape PSA which they've called "The Nightmare Before Christmas." It's like "The Night Before Christmas," but with rape. » 12/13/13 1:10pm 12/13/13 1:10pm

Barneys Trying Extra Hard To Be Less Racist This Holiday Season

After two black shoppers complained of being targeted by NYPD assigned to patrol Barneys, the luxury retailer has announced that they will be monitoring the cops in their stores to make sure they're not being racist. Cops, in turn, will monitor the shoppers to make sure none of them are stealing from Barneys. It's the… » 11/27/13 3:30pm 11/27/13 3:30pm

New Zealand Teen Rapists' School Knew About Roast Busters, Did Nothing

As more details emerge about the self-styled New Zealand rape club that called itself the "Roast Busters," naturally, questions arise. Namely: What the fuck? Followed by: What kind of a malformed fucksticks do this kind of thing to other human beings? And, finally, the inevitable: How the fuck did this happen? It looks… » 11/08/13 11:30am 11/08/13 11:30am

Two More Men Arrested in Latest Horrifying Indian Gang Rape

Two more men have been arrested in the gang rape of a photojournalist in India. Police in Mumbai announced that they arrested a fourth suspect on Saturday and a fifth suspect on Sunday after 19-year-old Chand Babu Sattar Shaikh reportedly confessed to the crime and named the other men involved while in police custody… » 8/25/13 12:30pm 8/25/13 12:30pm

People Are Victim-Blaming Hannah Anderson, and It’s Depressing as Hell

It’s hard to say what’s more disheartening about the way some people in the media — both social and regular old-person media — have been casting Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old kidnapping victim whose mother and brother were allegedly tortured and killed by James Lee DiMaggio before he took Anderson to a remote… » 8/18/13 1:30pm 8/18/13 1:30pm

New, Terrifying Info About Princess Diana’s Death Passed to Police

A fairly eyebrow-raising story about the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana is currently making the news media rounds: new information thought to include allegations that the Princess of Wales, Dodi al Fayed, and their driver were killed by a member of the British military has apparently been passed to Scotland… » 8/17/13 2:00pm 8/17/13 2:00pm

Four Former Vanderbilt Football Players Now Being Charged with Rape

The sexual assault investigation that led to the dismissal of four Vanderbilt football players has taken a decisive turn down the criminal justice thoroughfares with news Friday that the players have been officially charged with the rape of an unconscious Vanderbilt student in a dorm room. Metro police have thus far… » 8/11/13 12:30pm 8/11/13 12:30pm

Hannah Anderson Found Alive After FBI Kills Kidnapping Suspect

The law enforcement search for James Lee DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from San Diego County, ended like a scene lifted out of the Manhunter reel yesterday when FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio in, the LA Times explains with an ominous flourish, “the Idaho wilderness.”… » 8/11/13 12:00pm 8/11/13 12:00pm

Police Put on the Spot by Camera-Wielding ‘Coparazzi’ Sex Worker

Here's one way sex workers can hold clients and cops accountable: videotape them. Raven Nicole Masterson, a self-described "coparazzi," uses her cellphone camera to document how often the basic rights of sex workers — especially those who are women of color — are completely ignored. Masterson's guerrilla tactics won't… » 7/11/13 4:00pm 7/11/13 4:00pm

Sorority Girl Buying Bottled Water Ends Up Spending Night in Jail

A University of Virginia student had just bought some bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream for a sorority fundraiser when a group of people in plainclothes approached her car. One person jumped on her hood, another pulled a gun on her, and the student, logically, began trying to drive her car as fast as she could… » 6/30/13 1:31pm 6/30/13 1:31pm

Woman Arrested by Same Officer Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her

In August of 2011, Monica Contreras went to Nevada's Clark County family court with her two-year-old daughter on a routine divorce case. The case was resolved in a few minutes — Contreras' ex-husband never showed and it was dismissed — but as she was leaving, family court marshal Ron Fox ordered her into a waiting room … » 6/12/13 1:00pm 6/12/13 1:00pm