Also this week: A guy was issued a ticket for eating while driving.
Attorney General Eric Holder is axing a program called Equitable Sharing, dealing a brutal—if not fatal—blow to the system of formalized American police corruption that is civil asset forfeiture.
Activists say the NYPD is unleashing its counterterrorism tools on those protesting against police brutality, conflating dissent with the threat of terrorism.
The district attorney decided to skip a grand jury and charge two officers with an open count of murder.
We should salute cops when they do their jobs, but law enforcement heroism can't be used to delay police reform.
The city's new inspector general's analysis of NYPD disciplinary procedures "revealed troubling deficiencies from the top-down that must be rectified."
The cops, controversial cartoons, an invasive species of fish, and the idea of taking a vacation all make this week's list.
JD Samson's queer art and music collective MEN has decided to call it quits, so we spoke to the queer icon about what's next.
The head was found in the middle of a field, but where it came from and how it got there are still a complete puzzle to the authorities.
A 1990 Supreme Court ruling suggests the grand juror suing Missouri for the right to speak out has a decent shot at victory.
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.
We entered 2015 the way we left 2014: worried about the cops, the weather, the Islamic State, and cancer.
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.
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.
In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be plainclothes cops with the Chicago Police Department. When we tried to file a complaint and figure out who they were, we entered into a struggle that consumed our lives for the next three years.
The police, people who hate the police, talking about rape, and more things scaring people around the country.
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.
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.
On a cold Friday night in New York, about 50 people gathered to show their support for Gotham's finest, but it wasn't long before counter-protesters angry about police brutality arrived.
The Reverend attracted a huge crowd at his Justice for All March, but there are signs that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" may have moved beyond Sharpton's control.
To this day, sex workers are targeted by serial killers and other criminals and are afraid of going to the police. Tragically, their lives don't seem to matter to many people.