A Veteran Black Cop Talks Police Militarization and the Racial Divisions Still Plaguing Ferguson
A former sergeant in the St. Louis County Police Department who served on the Ferguson Commission, Byron Watson reflects on changes in the infamous suburb since Michael Brown's death in August 2014.
Watch Host Thomas Morton Debrief Our New HBO Episode About Police Militarization
Thomas reflects on the new episode of 'VICE' that just aired on HBO.
Watch a Sneak Peek of Tonight's Episode of 'VICE' on HBO
Host Thomas Morton goes to an arms show during an examination of the militarization of America's police.
Bad Cop Blotter
What Killed Eric Garner, Racist Cops or Cigarette Taxes?
It's fine for conservatives to use Garner's tragic death to decry the "nanny state," but they also shouldn't ignore the racial disparities that run through the US justice system.
The Police Lobby Has Far Too Much Power in American Politics
If we want to stop cops from killing civilians, we need to reduce the influence law enforcement has on the levers of government.
Obama Doesn’t Really Want to End Police Militarization
The president claims he wants to end "militarized" police culture, but refuses to end federal programs that give military weapons to local cops.
How Video Games Are Exploring Our Fear of Police Militarization
It’s all about the police state and the apocalypse.
The Bizarre Alliance of Rand Paul and Al Sharpton
Why Rand Paul kissed the Reverend's ring at breakfast this week.
Why Is the NYPD Waging a Shadow Drone War?
In this post-9/11 era of national security state excesses, the largest police department in America is freaking out over the possibility of weaponized drone attacks by developing its own drone program.
Rural Pennsylvania's Survivalist Manhunt Saga Is Finally Over
America's fetish for militarized policing was on display during the frenetic search for Eric Frein, who disappeared after killing one cop and wounding another in September.
Bad Cop Blotter
A Court Ruled That a SWAT Raid on a Barbershop Was Totally Ridiculous
Now the barbers can proceed with their lawsuit against the Florida cops.
Militarized Cops Pretend to Fight Terrorists in Oakland
Urban Shield is a 48-hour training exercise for law enforcement agencies held in Northern California. The idea is to prepare the police for future terrorist attacks—but it's really just a bunch of officers playing war games.
Julia Carrie Wong