Cleveland Cops Demand Apology, Call Activist Browns Players "Pathetic"

Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt demanding justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford before today's game against the Bengals, and the act so infuriated Cleveland cops that the city's police union president is now demanding the team apologize—calling Hawkins's statement (and one previously by Johnson Bademosi » 12/14/14 7:54pm Sunday 7:54pm

Santa Clara Police Attack Fan At Pac-12 Championship Game

Here is a good example of how to not to police people, as seen at Friday's Pac-12 championship game. According to the video uploader, this confrontation started when the man in white walked down the wrong pathway. The situation then quickly escalated, for no clear reason. A lieutenant from the Santa Clara Police… » 12/07/14 8:22pm 12/07/14 8:22pm

The American Justice System Is Not Broken

In July, New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo choked unarmed black man Eric Garner to death, in broad daylight, while a bystander caught it on video. That is what American police do. Yesterday, despite the video, despite an NYPD prohibition of exactly the sort of chokehold Pantaleo used, and despite the New York… » 12/03/14 10:08pm 12/03/14 10:08pm

Killer Cop Who Choked Eric Garner Walks Free

Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold in July, will not face charges for the killing, a grand jury reportedly decided today. Garner, who was asthmatic, pled with police about his inability to breathe several times during the struggle that led to his death. » 12/03/14 2:31pm 12/03/14 2:31pm

How To Fix The Police: A Former Chief Is Here To Take Your Questions

Norm Stamper is a retired Seattle police chief, columnist, advisory board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. He is in the comments below and ready to take your questions about Ferguson, militarization of police… » 8/22/14 2:01pm 8/22/14 2:01pm

LeBron's Team Requested Extra Police At His Home For Announcement

Remember all the way back to yesterday, when police cars were spotted outside LeBron James's home, leading to all sorts of frenzied speculation? As it turns, the presence of those officers actually wasn't a coincidence—his team requested extra off-duty officers for the Bath, Ohio spread specifically for Thursday and… » 7/11/14 5:21pm 7/11/14 5:21pm

Police Close Boston Marathon Finish Line, Detonate Unattended Backpacks

Police evacuated the Boston Marathon finish line earlier tonight after they discovered two unattended backpacks at the site of last year's bombings. Both bags were detonated by a bomb squad. One of the bags contained a rice cooker filled with confetti; the other contained photo equipment. » 4/15/14 8:00pm 4/15/14 8:00pm