As New York state considers releasing sex offenders previously held in civil commitment, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner's research on the Depravity Standard asks the public to consider how to judge the worst crimes people can commit.
There's no sex or booze in the New York Bear Den, just plenty of red velvet cake and outgoing gay men.
We talked to Philip Eure, the man charged with reforming the country's largest police force.
Cheng Le got busted by a narc operating on the dark web.
How did I end up behind the wheel of a $140,000 Maserati that had just smashed into a pair of parked cars?
Activists say the NYPD is unleashing its counterterrorism tools on those protesting against police brutality, conflating dissent with the threat of terrorism.
Despite what you may think of me, I offer a service that's discreet, uncomplicated, and a necessary ingredient in a lot of marriages.
Rikers Island just went from being one of the most dysfunctional jails in America to tentatively claiming a spot at the vanguard of the emerging criminal justice reform movement.
The city's new inspector general's analysis of NYPD disciplinary procedures "revealed troubling deficiencies from the top-down that must be rectified."
A police shooting Monday night shows that city cops are still doing their jobs, but arrest numbers remain low.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society are demanding that the Staten Island district attorney release details on how the grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner's death.
On Tuesday, police in Dothan, Alabama, fatally shot a reported member of the loosely-defined "sovereign citizen" movement after he refused to show a government-issued ID to employees at an animal shelter.
This past week saw New York City cops shift from symbolic protest—turning their backs on the mayor—to actually packing it up and not doing their jobs.
Patrice Helmar captured scenes of people making out, celebrating, and strutting through the cold.
New Yorkers will begin 2015 with their governor under a cloud of investigation, the most powerful member of the state legislature being probed for his extra cash, and a congressman resigning for tax evasion.
VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.
Some of the more notable SWAT raids of the past decade have been precipitated by anonymous informants. Most of the time, their credibility is something known only to police—assuming they exist in the first place.
Protests over the non-indictment of the New York City cop who put Eric Garner in a lethal chokehold this summer have reached Colombia, which has a storied history of discrimination against its Afro-descendant populations.
A report that the NYPD has allegedly planted guns on suspects in Flatbush, Brooklyn, further fuels the mystery surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of plainclothes cops there last year.
The execution-style murder of two Brooklyn cops this weekend is an outrageous tragedy, but it shouldn't detract from the broader fight to reform America's police.
I sampled food from restaurants that have fallen afoul of the Health Department, and enjoyed almost all of it. Then I puked.
Local cops, already known not to be huge fans of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, are now openly disrespecting him after two of their own were executed by a lone gunman in Brooklyn.
This week's list includes legal weed, cruise missile attacks, cops, and the people who hate the cops.
The cops were shot in their patrol car around 3 PM—subsequently succumbing to the injuries—while the gunman allegedly shot himself to death soon after.