Hurricane Florence took the lives of two women, Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green, who were being transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility in South Carolina during the storm, according to the New York Times. The women were riding in the back of a sheriff’s van driven by two deputies when water overtook…
In August, Madison, WI state Assembly candidate Shelia Stubbs was confronted by police while canvassing voters in a majority white neighborhood, according to The Cap Times. A resident called the police on her as her 71-year-old mother and 8-year-old daughter waited in a car nearby.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officer was arrested this week on 10 felony charges of sodomy and one charge of incest, Oregon State Police officials said on Saturday.
It seems the days of New York City cops getting in on the illegal sex work protection business, as depicted in HBO’s The Deuce, aren’t as far behind us as we thought. Today, seven police officers were arrested for running a gambling and prostitution ring in Brooklyn and Queens, according to the New York Times. The…
Fact checkers believe they’re God’s gift to journalism—our final line of defense against the Fake News Times—even when they’re objectively bad at their jobs. But the Washington Post’s Glenn “Fact Checker” Kessler really took the semantic exercise to a whole new plane today by fact-checking Texas Senate candidate Beto…
The former Tulsa, OK, police officer who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher in 2016 has entered a new phase of her professional law enforcement career: teaching other cops how to “survive” incidents where they shoot other people.
Arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have tripled under the Trump administration, according to an NBC News report.
Police in Portland, OR are facing criticism for their handling of a white supremacist rally on Saturday organized by the extremist groups Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys. Four people were arrested and several were injured, but the scale of violence was considerably less than many had expected.
After a horrifying incident last year in which a young woman was reportedly raped while in custody by two on duty NYPD officers, legislation has been introduced to close the loophole that allowed the officers to claim the acts were consensual.
In Georgia, police pinned a 10-year-old boy to the ground after he became “emotionally distraught” over his father’s arrest.
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On Monday, a man in Pennsylvania was found dead under a bulldozer that was being driven by a Pennsylvania Game Commission worker and a state trooper. The police identified that man on Tuesday as Gregory Longenecker, but they’re not yet willing to say how he died—suggesting that he maybe died of a heart attack and that…
A police officer in East Pittsburgh fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose as he was running away—and the community wants answers.
Newly released body camera footage shows a San Francisco officer shooting a fleeing suspect in the back.
Here’s a truly nightmarish report about how the Minneapolis Police Department pushed EMTs to administer ketamine to people—some of whom didn’t want it, and in some cases when no crime was actually being committed—courtesy of the Star-Tribune:
A Waffle House employee called the cops on a black couple and accused them of theft after they disputed a charge on their bill—for one drink.
Several Mesa, AZ police officers have been put on leave after surveillance and body cam video showed them repeatedly kicking and punching an unarmed man.
A D.C. Metropolitan Transit officer arrested a 24-year old woman on Wednesday and pinned her to the ground with a taser, ripping her shirt and exposing her chest. The alleged unforgivable crime that caused this reaction? Fare evasion.
During a roundtable immigration discussion on Long Island on Wednesday, President Trump enthusiastically repeated his new favorite term for criminal immigrants (“animals”) and warned of the menace of “alien minors”—in other words, children—coming across the border to do heinous crimes in the U.S.
Amazon is all but gifting the use of its powerful facial recognition program to help power law enforcement agencies’ surveillance programs across the country, according to documents obtained by civil rights groups and reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday.