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

Cool Dude Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid Nagging Hosebeast Girlfriend

Sometimes you just don't want to spend Thursday night watching Must See TV with your girlfriend. Justin Sarten of Florence (Arizona, not Italy) knew he needed a night out. But how can you tell your girlfriend you want to go out with the boys without hurting feelings? Oh, just fake your own kidnapping. » 11/17/14 7:45pm 11/17/14 7:45pm

Rent a Cop: The Big, Shady (But Legal) Business of Secondary Policing

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It's been over a month since 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was killed by a St. Louis police officer. Details offered of the moments that led up to his death are today still sparse and sometimes conflicting. An investigation is underway, but there are already a few aspects of the incident that should raise questions. » 11/13/14 5:42pm 11/13/14 5:42pm

​Six More Felony Charges Against Oklahoma City Cop Accused of Rape

Daniel Ken Holzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer accused of targeting and raping women while on duty is currently under house arrest, charged with 26 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after several women reported him. Now three more women have come forward and the charges… » 11/05/14 2:30pm 11/05/14 2:30pm

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