police

Chicago

'Suspicious Object' Shuts Down Chicago Street, Turns Out to be a Chef Boyardee Can on Wheels

We stan the almost-sentient can of ravioli.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.1.19
Save Yourselves

I Spent a Night with Protesters Willing to Be Arrested to Fight Climate Change

A timeline of what it's like to spend the evening with the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.
Patrick Heardman
4.16.19
amazon

How Amazon Helped Cops Set Up a Package Theft Sting Operation

Internal documents obtained by Motherboard detail the planning of an anti-package theft operation that used fake Amazon boxes rigged with GPS location trackers.
Caroline Haskins
4.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Cop Allegedly Came to Work Drunk and Volunteered to Test the Breathalyzer

He apparently blew a 0.08, according to police chief James Craig.
River Donaghey
4.8.19
extremism

What We Know About a Portland Cop's Friendly Texts with a Far-Right Leader

Activists are pissed.
Allie Conti
2.15.19
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
2.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Stoner Broke into a Vacant House to Get High and Ran into a Giant Tiger

But the cops just thought they were hallucinating.
River Donaghey
2.12.19
Browsing Black History

On Turning Racist White People into Memes to Cope with Collective Trauma

While names like #BBQBecky and #PoolsidePete are catchy (and funny), many believe the terms for white people weaponizing 911 calls against Black people in blatantly innocuous situations is a form of dealing with pain.
Starrene Rhett Rocque
2.6.19
Predictive Policing

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software

Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
Caroline Haskins
2.6.19
Fast Food

Bojangles' Employee Fired for Writing V Rude Message in Icing on Cop's Biscuit

The sheriff's deputy's complimentary box of Bo-Berry biscuits included one that said "F U."
Jelisa Castrodale
1.30.19
sexual assault

Nurse Arrested in Case of Comatose Woman Who Gave Birth

Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at Hacienda HealthCare,​ faces one count of sexual assault and one count of abusing a vulnerable adult.
Leila Ettachfini
1.23.19
Pennsylvania

PA Cops Underestimate How Many People Will Volunteer to Get Drunk for Free

“WE HAVE HAD AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR THIS AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TRAINING”
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.19
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