police

crime

Cheap Whites: Inside Berlin's Cigarette Black Market

For years Vietnamese gangs have dominated the black market for cigarettes, which is more profitable than drug trafficking. Now, Syrian gangs are pushing their way onto the scene.
Tim Geyer
a day ago
Breaking News

Six Police Officers Have Been Shot By a Gunman In Philadelphia

Police are attempting to negotiate with the shooter or shooters but the situation is being described as "very active."
Tess Owen
8.15.19
ring

Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company

How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? What we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
amazon

Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation

Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed "data analysis" that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.
Caroline Haskins
7.10.19
SURVEILLANCE

How Amazon and the Cops Set Up a Joint, Pointless Sting Operation

Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.
Caroline Haskins
7.2.19
Drugs

Dodgy Drug Charges Are Being Used to Silence Russia's Opposition

If you're a journalist or an activist in Russia, drugs can magically appear in your backpack.
Niko Vorobyov
6.25.19
investigation

Rape Victims Are Being Told They Can't Go to Therapy

If you're sexually assaulted in the UK, the authorities may tell you not to speak with therapists about the assault until after the trial is complete. The impact of this silence can be devastating.
Sirin Kale
5.30.19
sex work

Sex Workers Are Having Their Earnings Confiscated in Trafficking Stings

Raids – or "welfare visits" – carried out by police are supposedly conducted for safety, but they're harming sex workers and failing to identify genuine victims.
Jake Hall
5.15.19
Save Yourselves

One Night in Central London with Extinction Rebellion

A timeline of what it's like to spend the evening with climate protestors willing to get arrested for their cause.
Patrick Heardman
4.16.19
Julian Assange

This is Just the Beginning for Julian Assange

The U.S. could be trying to bring additional charges against the WikiLeaks founder.
David Gilbert
Greg Walters
4.12.19
News

Canadian Family Drove for Two Days with Dad’s Corpse to Avoid American Healthcare

Police discovered the body early on Sunday morning at a Quebec border crossing, and the family reportedly said they kept their dad in the vehicle to avoid the American healthcare system.
Mack Lamoureux
4.2.19
Interviews

The Real Story Behind Skengdo & AM’s Public Controversies

The drill duo have been vilified by the UK press and police. Forget all that: here's what was going, as told by the duo and their label head.
Ian McQuaid
3.8.19
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