Indiana police captain Carri Weber has been put on paid administrative leave after telling a police officer he benefited from white male privilege.
On Monday, Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department announced that it would award over $98 million in community policing grants to local police departments that agree to give up undocumented immigrants to federal immigration authorities.
After Nelly was accused of raping a woman on a tour bus in Washington earlier this month, he vehemently denied the allegations in a series of tweets. Now, the woman who accused him of rape does not want to forward with the case because of online harassment and a belief that the legal system “will fail her.”
In the aftermath of Ferguson, after police descended upon the streets in terrifying armored trucks with military weapons, President Obama signed an executive order blocking military equipment from being transferred or repurposed for police forces. The reasoning, according to Obama, was that seeing police use weapons…
Hours after Spain suffered its most serious terror attack in more than a decade, Spanish police claimed to have stopped a second attack just 70 miles south of the first one (which occurred in Barcelona), in the coastal town of Cambrils.
According to HuffPost, in all 50 states it is currently legal for police officers to engage in “sexual contact” with sex workers who are under investigation. And now in Alaska, where sex workers report they are frequent targets of sexual abuse at the hands of the police, a bill is being introduced that could eliminate…
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In what was surely the most thrilling day in the history of the Oregon Department of Transportation, a flatbed truck spilled 7500 pounds of slime eels onto US 101, the Oregonian reports.
A bill newly passed in the New Jersey state Assembly on Thursday would require schools to teach kindergarten through 12th grade classes on how civilians should interact with police.
Two New Jersey state troopers are separately under investigation for pulling over female drivers to pressure them for phone numbers and dates. Both men purportedly eschewed suspicion by turning off their recording devices and by blatantly lying to dispatchers.
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.
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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…