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NYPD Arrests Captain America and Spider-Man in Crackdown on Times Square Characters

The New York Police Department cracked down on Times Square characters this weekend, arresting Naked Cowboy, Captain America, Spider-Man and Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story. The crackdown followed the Saturday arrest of Junior Bishop, who was dressed as Spider-Man at the time. Show More Summary

Baller wearing ‘R.I.P. Eric Garner’ shirt dunks over NYPD patrol car at Staten Island tourney

A basketballer wearing an “R.I.P. Eric Garner” T-shirt hopped over a New York Police Department patrol car Friday night during a Staten Island dunk contest, sending the crowd into a fit as the cruiser blared its lights and sirens in celebration.

Pregnant Woman Allegedly Put in Choke Hold by NYPD Officer      

More evidence of New York City Police Department officers appearing to use illegal choke holds are popping up since the death of Staten Island dad Eric Garner.

2 US Marshals And 1 NYPD Officer Shot In New York City, Suspect Dead

Two U.S. Marshals and one New York Police Department detective were shot Monday afternoon in the West Village of Manhattan, according to the New York Daily News. "There has been an incident at West 4th street and 6th avenue," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an unrelated press conference shortly after the shooting. Show More Summary

Metro DC police won’t enforce gun ban

The Washington Post reports that Chief Cathy Lanier of DC’s Metropolitan Police Department has instructed her officers that DC’s residents who are in possession of legally registered gun outside of their homes won’t be subject to the gun laws that were overturned this weekend. The lifting of the ban includes non-residents of the District. In […]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Juy 28, 2014

Today's roundup brought to you by hot glue guns, little twinkle lights, and imagination at the Shore. Jackson: Federal report on Newark police department may come back to haunt Cory Booker Booker tried to stop the investigation in 2010...Show More Summary

Thin Blue Line: Virginia Police Department Threaten Officers’ Jobs If They Speak With Defense Lawyers

14 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Petersburg police and prosecutors are under fire after an internal memo surfaced from 1st Sgt. Carl Moore, telling officers not to speak with defense attorneys and suggesting that they could lose their jobs if they help strength defense cases even by telling the truth to counsel. Petersburg City Manager William Johnson (left) is making no […]

Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

yesterdayNews : Reason

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the star of yet another cellphone video of an arrest that may have involved excessive force. You can watch the chaotic scene, with officers meeting resistance not just from their target but residents...Show More Summary

The militarization of America's police

How heavily armed are the police? Many small-town police departments now boast the same weaponry once wielded by U.S. military units in Afghanistan — including tanks with 360-degree rotating turrets, battering rams, and automatic weapons. Show More Summary

WWE champion Daniel Bryan subdues burglar with choke hold

Earlier this week, former WWE champion Daniel Bryan (real name Bryan Danielson) was the victim of a break-in, but he turned the tables on the burglars. Watch above at the Phoenix, Ariz. police department press conference, as an officer recounts the crime. Show More Summary

Officer dies after being involved in off-duty traffic crash, LAPD says

A Los Angeles police officer who was injured in an off-duty traffic accident earlier this week died Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

NYPD Cop on Desk Duty After Allegedly Stomping Suspect

Oh, no. Not again. New York Police Department officials have stripped an officer of his gun and placed him on desk duty following allegations of excessive force, which was captured on viral video.

Eric Garner's Widow Calls for Civil Rights Probe

After her husband died prominently last week when he was apparently put in a choke hold by an officer with the New York Police Department, Eric Garner’s widow urged federal prosecutors Friday to open a civil rights investigation, Reuters reports.

Y’all Will Never Catch Me: Man Taunts Police On Facebook, Gets Arrested

If you’re trying to avoid being caught be the police you should, you know, avoid the police. Roger Ray Ireland was arrested this week after he taunted the Anne Arundel County Police Department on Facebook writing: “Y’all will never catch me.” The Arundel County Police Department posted about Ireland last Wednesday on Faccebook. They put […]

Excuses for Police Militarization: ‘You can't put a price tag on keeping someone safe’

3 days agoNews : Reason

Pocatello, Idaho is a quiet place. It's home to little more than 50,000 people and it's got low crime rates. The Pocatello Police Department seems to think it's much more dangerous, as they just purchased a behemoth of a war machine:...Show More Summary

Bayonne Police Chief Gets $444K Going Away Present

This is just insane, and these arrangements are far too often associated with corruption in the police department. After all, a chief is a lot more likely to cooperate with politicians on "sensitive" matters when he's got a big fat payday at stake. Show More Summary

The Social Justice Cannibalization Watch: A Black Female Lesbian Former LGBT Liaison To The "Black Progressive-Lead" Atlanta Police Department Sues The Department For Discrimination NOT Over Her Race, Gender Or Sexual Orientation But Because Of Her Menta

AJC Story: Former BGBT Liaison Officer Sues The Atlanta Police For Discrimination Against Her Mental DisorderThe Best Evidence Of My "Establishment Power Repudiation Scheme" by which those who ARE IN POWER deny that they should be held...Show More Summary

Albuquerque, Justice Department agree to set reforms for city's police

Albuquerque and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed to negotiate a series of reforms for the police department, including the eventual appointment of an independent monitor to oversee the changes.

LAPD probing allegations commanders falsified police patrol levels

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that command staff in some of the city’s police stations have falsified records to artificially inflate the number of officers listed as being on patrol to comply with department regulations.

Alec Baldwin REFUSES To Say ‘Sorry' In Court To The NYPD Officers Who Arrested Him! You Won’t Believe What The Judge Called The Actor After That!

When Alec Baldwin insults the city of New York and its police department, he STICKS to his word! Which is why the Emmy-winning actor stood in front of a judge today and refused to apologize for calling NYC a, "mismanaged carnival of stupidity!” Alec made those comments while being arrested for disorderly conduct after cops stopped him [...]

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