police militarization

Games News

Stop Turning Overwatch Characters Into Cops

A new skin for Brigitte celebrates police militarization.
Dante Douglas
5.23.19
News

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.
Alex Zimmerman
1.11.16
americas

The Military Equipment Gravy Train Is Ending for Local Police Departments

Advocates for police reform applaud the "first step" in demilitarizing police departments but warn that it will be a long process.
Colleen Curry
5.18.15
Stuff

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.
VICE Staff
3.14.15
Stuff

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.
VICE Staff
3.13.15
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.
Lucy Steigerwald
12.8.14
News

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.
Michael Tracey
12.4.14
News

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.
CJ Ciaramella
12.2.14
Reviews

How Video Games Are Exploring Our Fear of Police Militarization

It’s all about the police state and the apocalypse.
Patrick McGuire
11.22.14
News

The Bizarre Alliance of Rand Paul and Al Sharpton

Why Rand Paul kissed the Reverend's ring at breakfast this week.
Grace Wyler
11.22.14
News

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.
John Surico
11.4.14
News

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.
Nick Keppler
11.3.14
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