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Police

  1. lawsuits
    A Former Chief Has Accused the NYPD of Rampant Gender DiscriminationA new lawsuit alleges that the department systematically excludes women from top positions.
  2. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydNewly released body cam footage suggests the officers involved adopted an aggressive stance from the outset.
  3. police
    Secret Service Agents Accosted Two Black Mothers With a RifleThe women say they were pulled from their car and handcuffed while their young children looked on.
  4. nypd
    Disturbing Footage Shows NYPD Shoving Woman Into Unmarked VanSeveral officers grabbed a teenager off the street in the middle of a protest, then sped away.
  5. the bigger picture
    On the Front Lines of the Portland ProtestsAs protesters face down Trump’s heavily armed “secret police,” photographer JD Barnes has been capturing the chaos.
  6. power
    What the Hell Is Happening in Portland?Witnesses say heavily armed police officers have been dragging protesters into unmarked vans.
  7. protests
    This Is How the NYPD Treated Black Lives Matter ProtestersOver 60 videos show officers punching, tackling, and beating Black Lives Matter protesters, often seemingly at random.
  8. power
    What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?A comprehensive guide.
  9. breonna taylor
    The Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor Still Haven’t Been ArrestedThe three cops who shot Taylor eight times in her own home haven’t even lost their jobs.
  10. crime
    Gunman Plows Car Through Seattle Protest, Shooting DemonstratorThe victim, a 27-year-old black man, is reportedly in stable condition.
  11. protest
    Scenes from Police Brutality Protests Around the WorldIn cities across the globe, people gathered in solidarity with U.S. protesters demanding an end to racist law enforcement.
  12. protests
    A Weekend of Widespread Police AggressionViral footage shows officers shooting rubber bullets and pepper-spraying protesters.
  13. protest
    Protests Erupt over George Floyd’s Death in Police CustodyHundreds of people took to the streets; police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
  14. power
    This Is What ‘Stop and Frisk’ Is Really Like“The experience of being stopped and frisked just for being transgender was so traumatic for me. I was afraid of walking down the street.”
  15. awww
    Man Calls Police After Savage Attack by … Baby Squirrel?The assault ended when the squirrel, “apparently exhausted by its exertions, lay down abruptly and fell asleep.”
  16. power
    An Off-Duty Police Officer Tased an 11-Year-Old Girl for Stealing Food“We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age.”
  17. race
    A Black Yale Student Had the Cops Called on Her for Taking a Nap in Her Dorm “I’m not going to justify my existence here,” said Lolade Siyonbola.
  18. drama
    Scottish Police Have 45-Minute Standoff With Stuffed AnimalMultiple units responded to a call of a tiger in a cowshed.
  19. seriously?
    Female Police Captain Suspended for Saying Man Has ‘White Male Privilege’“I was racially and sexistly slurred by Captain Carri Weber” the officer wrote in his complaint.
  20. Attorney Says Dashcam Video of Cavity Search on Black Woman Is ‘Rape by a Cop’Lawyer Sam Cammack says the vaginal probing went on for 11 minutes.
  21. Walmart Will No Longer Sell ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ ShirtsAfter a request from the country’s biggest police organization.
  22. Gropers Must Attack Several Victims Before NYPD Officers Make Arrests: ReportA new report shines a light on this alleged policy.
  23. Body Cameras Lead to Astounding Drop in Police Complaints“I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of policing that dramatically changed the way that officers behave.”
  24. Predictive Policing Isn’t an Exact Science, and That’s the ProblemCan algorithms predict murder?
  25. police
    The Charles Kinsey Shooting Shows Police Still Have a Mental-Illness ProblemCops need better training and protocols when someone isn’t in a position to immediately, effortlessly comply.
  26. If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female CopsBetween culture, biology, and psychology, men are more aggressive. Especially when doing police work.
  27. The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That ‘De-escalation’ Policing WorksSeriously, there’s good news about American policing.
  28. victim-blaming
    Lily Allen Felt ‘Victim Shamed’ by PoliceAllen says she was blamed after speaking up about her harrowing ordeal with a stalker.
  29. cat detectives
    Police Force Considers Using Cats to Solve Crime at Request of 5-Year-OldFinally, an end to feline job discrimination.
  30. the brain
    What Tasers Do to the BrainA study hints at some serious implications for when suspects should be read their Miranda rights.
  31. memorials
    Sandra Bland Will Have a Street Named in Her HonorUniversity Drive becomes Sandra Bland Parkway.
  32. love and war
    Money Alone Won’t Solve the Rape-Kit BacklogA new report suggests that more guidelines are needed to address inconsistent rape-kit-testing policies.
  33. crime and punishment
    The Tiny Police Department in Southern Oregon That Plans to End Campus RapeAnd it’s now telling Washington what’s up. 
  34. New Study Links Stop-and-Frisk With AnxietyAnd more police stops meant worse mental health. 
  35. q&a
    Meet the Teenage Sisters With an App to Prevent Police BrutalityIma and Asha Christensen made really good use of their summer vacation.
  36. kajieme powell
    It’s Really Difficult to Prevent ‘Suicide by Cop’When police protocol collides with suicidal behavior.
  37. mental illness
    Kajieme Powell Died Because Police Have Become America’s Mental-Health WorkersThis was a preventable tragedy, but prevention needed to start long before Powell was in an armed confrontation with police.
  38. There’s a Huge Racial Divide on Crime and Trusting the PoliceThe roots of the anger in Ferguson.
  39. street harassment
    Man Stands Up to Catcallers, Gets Knocked UnconsciousPolice are still looking for the suspect.
  40. reporting rape
    Police-Perpetrated Rape, Your New Horrifying Nightmare to Worry AboutA new essay reports a disturbing lack of accountability for officers who commit sexual assault.
  41. cult of personality
    Varying Awesome Accounts of Naomi’s ArrestYesterday Naomi Campbell got into a little bit of trouble at the airport when she lost her temper and got fresh with the po-po. So, of course, the papers went wild. Here’s what’s been reported.