The documentary Do Not Resist, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, takes a look at the startling military tactics used by cops in America. Among the grimmest revelations in the film is a comment from a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who says he was told to put more black people in prison.
Earlier this month, the Washington Post was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its project on police violence, “Fatal Force.” The Pulitzer Prize Board singled out the paper “For its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot…
If you have the urge to commit a crime, think of traveling to Green Mountain Falls, Colorado—the 700-person town’s entire police force just quit.
San Antonio school district police officer Joshua Kehm, who was shown in a video last week slamming a 12-year-old female student to the ground, has been fired.
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.
On Monday, Mark Dougan, a former deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, noticed a truck that had been idling outside his Palm Beach Gardens home for an unusually long time. He stepped outside to question the driver and was quickly surrounded by at least a dozen FBI agents.
In early March, an unfortunate soul put the pedal to the metal so as to reach his house before pooping his pants. But the fates were not on his side: arrested for speeding, the gentleman was left with no recourse but to take a dump in the police car as he was taken to jail.
The players involved in SB Nation’s publication and removal of a story about convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw are attempting damage control. The story, which read as highly sympathetic, attempted to frame the former cop’s crimes as a story about his failed football dreams.
In the eyes of the law, ex-police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is guilty of six counts of sexual battery, three counts of lewd exhibition, four counts of forcible oral sodomy, four counts of rape in the first degree, and one count of rape in the second degree.
The City of Cleveland has devastated the family of Tamir Rice several times over, and seems to have no intention of stopping. This afternoon in probate court, Cleveland Scene reports, the city filed a creditor’s claim for $500, saying that Rice’s family still owes them for the ambulance and paramedics that tended to…
In December of last year, a 24-year-old autistic man named Kayden Clark uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in which he excitedly announced that his insurance would pay for his gender reassignment surgery. “I can breathe,” he said. “The anxiety’s gone.” Thursday afternoon, he was shot and killed by police in his…
New York City is denying responsibility after two Manhattan special victims unit detectives—Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy—took a rape victim on a 10-hour bar crawl and brought her back to a hotel room where she woke up being groped by Skorzewski.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who’s called for better enforcement of laws against online harassment, says someone called police Sunday night to falsely report an active shooter at her home. Clark told the Boston Globe that officers descended on her front lawn, some armed with long guns.
Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections removed former cop and convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw from their online system. His mugshot, offense information, and where he’s in custody were deleted, with a DOC spokesperson telling a local news station it was a “security matter.” He has also, as a…
On December 26, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot to death by a Chicago police officer after a domestic disturbance. Before his death, LeGrier called 911 three times.
James Forcillo, the Toronto Constable linked to the death of 18-year-old student Sammy Yatim, has been found guilty of attempted murder. Many were surprised at the relative leniency of the verdict, expecting that Forcillo would be convicted of second-degree murder instead.
NYPD officer Lukasz Skorzewski filed a $2 million countersuit against a Seattle woman who accused him of sexual assault.
An estimated 68 percent of rapes go unreported. It’s hard to go a day in the news without another horrible reminder why this is the case—why women correctly assume they’ll be dragged hard in the process of attempting to secure justice—and Katie J.M. Baker’s latest story at BuzzFeed is another example, particularly…
Early Saturday morning, the Chicago police accidentally killed Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, when responding to a domestic disturbance near her home.