law enforcement

tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
Drugs

The World’s Biggest Online Drug Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?

Under mysterious circumstances, Dream Market is due to close at the end of April. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
4.10.19
Predictive Policing

Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm is Fundamentally Flawed

PredPol uses an algorithm based on earthquake prediction to “predict crime.” Academics say it’s simplistic and harmful.
Caroline Haskins
2.17.19
vegas shooting

Police still have no idea what the Vegas shooter's motive was

It’s been eight months since one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, and police still can’t definitively say what led Stephen Paddock to open fire.
Tess Owen
8.5.18
crime

How Cops Botch Serial Killer Investigations

We spoke to an investigator about police bias when marginalised people go missing.
Manisha Krishnan
1.29.18
Art

[Premiere] An Artist Made a Series of Mugshots from His Own Face

Mexican artist Captain Alegria reimagines the self portrait in the new issue of FELT Zine.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.5.17
Stuff

The Case of the Vampire Trucker

Why is it so easy for long-haul truck drivers to get away with violent crimes?
Eric Peterson
7.8.16
Stuff

I Still Don't Get Why Police Searched My House After the Paris Terror Attacks

Under France's state of emergency, police have the right to search your house if they believe you've been in touch with someone who might be a threat to national safety. That's what happened to Bruno.
Bruno, as told to Matthieu Beigbeder
3.3.16
Music

Three Sad White People Gathered in the Rain to Protest Beyoncé

Anti-Beyoncé protesters were severely outnumbered by anti-anti-Beyoncé protesters, cops, and reporters.
Brian Josephs
2.18.16
Stuff

This Is What Will Actually Happen If You're Caught with Drugs in the UK

A primer on the kind of trouble you'll find yourself in if you're busted for drug possession in the UK.
Sirin Kale
10.15.15
News

Despite 100 Years of Activism, the Death Penalty Still Won't Die

State-sanctioned killing has been banned in fits and starts over the course of American history, a reflection of a national character that is alternately progressive and puritan.
Mike Pearl
8.14.15
News

The 'Nightmare' Manhunt for New York's Escaped Murderers Is Finally Over

Richard Matt, the one with the freakishly enormous dick, may have died while drunk on "grape liquor." His accomplice, David Sweat, was taken into custody after being shot on Sunday.
Allie Conti
6.29.15
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