stop and frisk

High Season

Why Is Australia Following America’s Lead Into a Hellish Drug War?

We’re filling our jails, hospitals, and rehab waiting lists. Fast.
Maddison Connaughton
1.31.18
music festivals

What to do If the Cops Try to Search You at a Festival This Summer

A handy guide to drug stop and searches, that definitely isn't legal advice.
Nevena Spirovska
10.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Minorities Are Still More Likely to Be Stopped by the NYPD

A new report found the city's stop-and-frisk rate has plummeted—but affects more people of color than whites.
Drew Schwartz
6.1.17
News

The NYPD Now Has to Give You a Receipt When They Stop and Frisk You

Is this going to be the end of New York's most controversial policing practice?
Allie Conti
9.28.15
News

Why Did NYPD Employees Edit Wikipedia Entries on Sailor Moon and Susan Sarandon?

Today it was revealed that a number of Wikipedia entries were edited by users inside NYPD headquarters, who had opinions on everything from Derek Jeter to Barry Manilow.
Allie Conti
3.13.15
Stuff

I Was Detained by Austrian Cops Because I'm Black

According to them, I was stopped because of my "lack of personal hygiene and dirty clothes."
Huey T.
3.3.15
News

Can the New Inspector General Really Change the NYPD?

We talked to Philip Eure, the man charged with reforming the country's largest police force.
John Surico
1.22.15
News

Is New York's Stop-and-Frisk Era Ending?

We talked to the documentarian behind 'STOP,' a film about the national embarrassment that is the NYPD's routine hassling of young black and Hispanic men.
John Surico
11.20.14
News

New York City Is Finally Softening Its Stance on Pot

After decades of arresting people for having weed on the streets of New York, the NYPD is ready to change its tune. But don't get TOO excited—we're a long way from legal marijuana.
Matt Taylor
11.11.14
News

Omnipresence Is the Newest NYPD Tactic You’ve Never Heard Of

The cops in New York City are stationing officers and floodlights in high-crime housing projects.
John Surico
10.20.14
News

Detroit's New Policing Strategy Is Stop-And-Frisk on a Massive Scale

The Detroit Police Department has come a long way since the days when its cops were the deadliest in America. But the DPD's "broken windows" tactics are just excessive force in another form.
Allie Gross
9.18.14
The True Crime Issue

Why People of Color in New York City Still Don't Trust the Cops

Broken Windows policing targets racial minorities.
Matt Taylor
9.10.14
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