Policing

Policing

A Black Man Ended Up Handcuffed in His Underwear After His Burglar Alarm Went Off

“I’ve got on drawers! You’ve got to call your supervisor,” Kazeem Oyeneyin said. “This shit is crazy!”
Alex Lubben
8.27.19
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

The Democratic candidate for president published a criminal justice overhaul plan on Sunday which called, among other things, for a ban on the government use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
8.19.19
Policing

Cops Who Led Handcuffed Black Man Down the Street by a Rope Won't Face Investigation

The man's family said he’s been homeless and seeking treatment for mental illness over the past several years.
Emma Ockerman
8.19.19
police

Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

The department has a 3-step plan. But not everyone is a fan of it.
Trone Dowd
8.16.19
Policing

Michigan Cop Being Investigated for KKK Memorabilia Shot and Killed a Black Man in 2009

A man touring the officer's home discovered Confederate memorabilia, framed application for the Ku Klux Klan.
Emma Ockerman
8.9.19
police

Galveston Police Are Very Sorry They Led a Black Man Behind Horses with a Rope

“Our officers showed poor judgement," the police chief said.
Emma Ockerman
8.6.19
identity-rights

Cops in Arizona Tried a PR Stunt and It Backfired Horribly

Turns out ticketing people for good behavior isn't funny in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's old turf.
Alex Norcia
7.29.19
AOC

A Louisiana Cop Said AOC “Needs a Round”

The officer reportedly had just completed social media training
Emma Ockerman
7.22.19
Policing

Eric Garner’s Family Is Very Pissed at Bill de Blasio

They say the mayor's demand to get Officer Daniel Pantaleo fired from the NYPD would go a long way in ensuring he never wears the badge again.
Trone Dowd
7.19.19
Policing

A 15-Year-Old Went to the LA Sheriff's Department to Investigate Her Sexual Assault. A Detective Raped Her.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse and a lewd act with a child.
Trone Dowd
7.17.19
Eric Garner

NYPD Officer Won't Face Federal Charges in Eric Garner’s Death

Garner famously gasped “I can’t breathe” as he died, and the phrase later became a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Emma Ockerman
7.16.19
Palantir

Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals.
Caroline Haskins
7.12.19
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