Policing

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
Palantir

300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir

Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
Caroline Haskins
7.12.19
amazon

Amazon Is Hiring a News Editor for Its ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App

Neighbors, the ‘neighborhood watch’ app that accompanies Amazon-owned Ring doorbell cameras, is hiring a Managing Editor for news alerts in the app.
Caroline Haskins
4.30.19
Policing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Nathan Munn
4.17.19
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
Feature

The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
3.26.19
Policing

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database

The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people’s lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Nathan Munn
2.27.19
Culture

True Crime Podcast 'Conviction' Investigates a Vigilante Private Eye

Manuel Gomez made it his mission to take down dirty cops. But is he protecting the innocent or out for revenge?
Kara Weisenstein
1.24.19
Predictive Policing

Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments

Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Caroline Haskins
10.30.18
true crime

Why Are Police Departments Asking Recruits About Sex, Cockfights, and Commies?

Other weird questions potential cops get asked: Done any hazing at a college frat? Ever lived in a foster home? And much more.
Simone Weichselbaum
10.26.18
true crime

These Dirty Cops Framed Random Black People to Pad Crime Stats

"What happened here is so horrific, it strikes at the core of injustice."
Francisco Alvarado
10.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Finally, New York Will Stop Arresting Most People for Blazing in Public

It's major news in a state that seems to be inching ever closer to legalizing weed.
Drew Schwartz
6.19.18
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