Bad Cop Blotter
The cops' incredibly unprofessional behavior violated departmental rules, but apparently not enough for them to be pushed off the force.
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.
Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot after throwing rocks and cars, but the cops are unlikely to face charges over his death.
A Michigan woman wants to publicly name and shame people who mistreat kids, but there are always pitfalls to such schemes.
It's only natural to freak out when gunmen appear at your door at odd hours.
The federal agency is working "to create a centralized repository of all drivers' movements across the country" according to the ACLU.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.