Bad Cop Blotter
I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable – if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.
A Georgia reform bill proposed in the wake of a police operation that put an 18-month-old in the hospital is a step in the right direction.
We should salute cops when they do their jobs, but law enforcement heroism can't be used to delay police reform.
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.
Cops reportedly brandished handguns and even an AR-15 rifle during the exercise, which may have done more harm than good by traumatising a bunch of kids.
US cops can be just as creepy as the dudes behind the Fappening?
US cops frequently kill the mentally ill without paying a real price.
Is violating a woman's privacy in service of the drug war really OK?
An American man is dead because cops raided his house on what turned out to be a phoney tip from an informant.
A month later, the death of John Crawford III at the hands of police still makes no damn sense.
A bad situation made worse by the cops' crazy response.
Another day, another murder.