Earlier this month, the Washington Post was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its project on police violence, “Fatal Force.” The Pulitzer Prize Board singled out the paper “For its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot…
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.
MLive has dashcam footage of a Michigan woman who was arrested on Jan. 2 after she ignored a cop who stopped her and asked her to run on the sidewalk. There’s a lot of yelling.
The players involved in SB Nation’s publication and removal of a story about convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw are attempting damage control. The story, which read as highly sympathetic, attempted to frame the former cop’s crimes as a story about his failed football dreams.
Some no-fun-haver called in a noise complaint against these kids in Gainesville, Fl. for having the audacity—the nerve—to play basketball loudly in what appears to be the damn woods, or somewhere close to the woods anyway.
The reportedly drunk heckler who drew Tony Stewart’s ire at the Chili Bowl nationals last night, prompting the NASCAR star to angrily confront him in the stands is a Tulsa County sheriff’s deputy according to an update today by the Tulsa World.
Real Madrid striker James Rodríguez was pursued by police in a 124 MPH car chase on his way to the team’s Valdebebas training ground today, according to Madrid newspaper AS. AS reports that James refused to pull over and made it onto Real Madrid’s property, while the undercover unit chasing him was stopped at the gate…
Reds flamethrowing closer Aroldis Chapman fired eight gunshots inside of his garage and was accused by his girlfriend of choking her during an October 30 party at his Davie, Fla. home, according to a police report obtained by Yahoo.
Twenty-four years ago, I watched a police officer shoot a man. It was right outside a supermarket, the Acme Market on Route 40 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. A ferocious thunderstorm had rolled through, all noise and eerie green light, while we were shopping, and the parking lot was still flooded with rain.
Monday afternoon, video emerged of a white man approaching a small, black girl sitting in a classroom, noosing a thick arm around her neck, slamming her to the ground while she was still entangled in her desk, picking her up again, throwing her some distance across the room, and then again pinning her down. “Put your…
Yesterday TMZ reported that Seattle Seahawks running back Fred Jackson got into an accident outside of the team’s practice facility while “drag racing” with teammate Marshawn Lynch. While no one disputes Jackson crashed his car into a stop sign, he says he wasn’t racing, and the Renton (Wash.) police say there is no…
An independent investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that the NYPD used excessive force when officers wrongly arrested former tennis player James Blake in September while conducting a credit card fraud sting.
The NYPD has released video of officer James Frascatore taking down former pro tennis player James Blake outside of a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. It shows Blake leaning against the hotel when Frascatore throws him to the ground. Blake didn’t appear to flee or even move as Frascatore approached him.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has personally apologized to James Blake after an officer tackled and roughed up the former tennis pro outside his Manhattan hotel Wednesday, but more details are leaking about the identity theft sting that nabbed the wrong black guy, and it looks like a clusterfuck.
Former No. 4 ranked tennis player James Blake was tackled and handcuffed by five plainclothes officers outside his hotel in Manhattan today, according to the New York Daily News. The cops misidentified Blake for a suspect in an identity theft ring.
During a NYCFC home game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday last weekend, NYPD officers were recorded arresting two fans who had reportedly been involved in a fight, turning a stun gun on one. Here are two videos depicting the stun gun’s use and the aftermath:
Early Friday morning, Christian Taylor was shot and killed by Arlington, Tx. police at the Classic Buick GMC Dealership. Taylor, 19, was set to begin his sophomore season at Angelo State University in San Angelo—a DII school that is part of the Texas Tech system—where he played defensive back for the Rams.
Anybody afraid of law enforcement should stay out of Northern Virginia for the next few weeks. And anybody familiar with the police in Northern Virginia should be afraid.