Policing

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

The Democratic candidate for president published a criminal justice overhaul plan on Sunday which called, among other things, for a ban on the government use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago
Policing

Cops Who Led Handcuffed Black Man Down the Street by a Rope Won't Face Investigation

The man's family said he’s been homeless and seeking treatment for mental illness over the past several years.
Emma Ockerman
3 days ago
identity-rights

Cops Teased a Stunt to Ticket People for Good Behavior. It Did Not Go Well

In the same county where Sheriff Joe Arpaio was accused of systematically targeting Latinx people, cops tried to have fun.
Alex Norcia
7.29.19
Canada

The Future of Canadian Policing Is Turning Teachers Into Cops

Police in Canada’s capital are encouraging people to report ‘problematic behavior’ such as skipping school under a controversial policing model that’s been widely adopted across the country.
Nathan Munn
7.4.19
News

How the RCMP Dealt With the Media During a Suspected Terror Attack

Police scrambled to control the narrative around Aaron Driver’s death after shooting the terror suspect in 2016, documents show.
Nathan Munn
6.10.19
Policing

Sandra Bland Recorded Her Traffic Stop. Now the Footage Is Out.

Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.
Emma Ockerman
5.8.19
Policing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Nathan Munn
4.17.19
Policing

Sheriff says cop who body slammed an 11-year-old was acting within “agency guidelines”

Sheriff claims the student is facing charges for battery on a teacher.
Emma Ockerman
4.16.19
Feature

The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

Just a few months after opening, the shakey existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
3.26.19
News

Police Watchdog Slams Ontario Cops For Too Many 'Unjustified' Strip Searches

A new report finds that police in Ontario conduct more than 22,000 strip searches every year, mostly by the Toronto Police Service.
Rachel Browne
3.21.19
Policing

How Canadian Police Try To Get You to Confess to a Crime

We spoke to an RCMP investigator about the psychology behind the modern approach to “interviewing” suspects.
Nick Rose
3.13.19
Policing

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk' Database

The database includes detailed, but "de-identified," information about people's lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Nathan Munn
2.27.19
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