Police reform

crime

Trump Has Already Demolished Obama's Criminal-Justice Legacy

It didn't take long for a big fan of cops, the death penalty, and hating on immigrants to change the system.
Justin George
1.22.18
cops

Crooked Chicago Cops May Get Off the Hook Thanks to Trump

Experts and activists say Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using Trump's pro-cop Justice Department to avoid real police reform.
Rachel M. Cohen
6.8.17
crime

How States Can Hold Rogue Cops Accountable Under Trump

A California law offers hope for police reform under a Jeff Sessions Justice Department
Simone Weichselbaum
2.6.17
News

The Rush to Rein in Baltimore Cops Before Trump

A police force accused of racism, callousness toward victims of sexual assault, and more may be off the hook once Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office.
Rachel M. Cohen
11.30.16
News

What Dallas Means for Criminal Justice Reform

Police reform is alive and well, activists and experts say, but the assassination of cops doesn't exactly help the cause.
Simone Weichselbaum, Maurice Chammah, and Ken Armstr
7.11.16
News

This Black Man Survived a Police Shooting and Became an Activist

Leon Ford survived a 2012 police shooting after a traffic stop. Today, he feels a sense of responsibility to speak out on behalf of the many other unarmed black men whose confrontations with police end even more tragically.
Alex Zimmerman
10.12.15
News

Baltimore Is Bracing for the Freddie Gray Trials After a Deadly Summer

Concerns about violence and unrest threaten to derail criminal justice reform as local prosecutors press ahead in their case against six cops charged with the death of the 25-year-old in April.
Rachel M. Cohen
9.3.15
News

I Asked a Black Cop What He Thinks About America’s Policing Problem

"I think it's an entitlement thing. It's like, 'I'm wearing this badge and you need to respect me.'
Touré
8.28.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Baltimore's Police Commissioner Just Got Fired After a Surge Of Violence Followed Freddie Gray's Death

Anthony W. Batts has been let go by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Allie Conti
7.8.15
News

Why It's Almost Impossible to Reform America's Police

Between close relationships with prosecutors, secretive police culture, and laws that protect officers from taking personal responsibility for their actions, the obstacles to police reform are stifling.
Jonathan Blanks
5.11.15
Bad Cop Blotter

What I Learned Writing About Bad Cops for a Year and a Half

I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable—if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.
Lucy Steigerwald
3.2.15
News

​Is Patrick Swayze Really the NYPD’s Latest Training Tactic?

The late actor's character from the 1980s movie <i>Road House</i> is reportedly being used to teach New York City cops how to play nice.
John Surico
2.24.15
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