Seattle Woman Killed By Police, Charleena Lyles, Is the Latest Black Life That Apparently Doesn’t Matter
30-year-old Charleena Lyles called the police yesterday morning to report an attempted burglary in her fourth-floor unit at Brettler Family Place apartments in Seattle. When the two white police officers arrived, they ended up shooting her. She was pregnant, and already the mother of three children. She was also black.Read More
Twitter Takes News Site to Task Over “Groundbreaking” FBI Investigation That *Gasp* Says There Are Racist Police Officers
Like we didn't know.
Twitter took the International Business Times to task for their piece on a "groundbreaking report" that there are white supremacists working in law enforcement. Gee, we had no idea.Read More
Horrifyingly, Facebook Has given the Police the Ability to Remove Public Access to Posts—Such as Live Videos of Police Brutality
Korryn Gaines' name probably sounds familiar to you, if you've been paying attention to the larger news cycle and to social media this week. She was killed by Baltimore County police officers in a standoff last Tuesday, and the circumstances surrounding her death are disturbing enough. But what's even worse is that her situation, which she attempted to broadcast live on social media, has cast a light on the fact that apparently, the police have the ability to shut down Facebook accounts.Read More
Easy Level Life is a game that addresses police brutality and violence at a time when discussion around both of those things continues to grow and evolve.Read More
Two people playing Pokemon Go ended up helping police apprehend someone wanted for attempted murder.Read More
A Facebook live video depicting the shooting of Philando Castile by a cop during a traffic stop got mysteriously removed yesterday, although it has since been restored, now with a "graphic content" warning. But who removed the video?Read More
Women, particularly women of color, are too often on the receiving end of abuse - not just from men in general, but specifically from men claiming to love them, or men who are supposed to be protecting them. For thirteen women in Oklahoma City, that man was Officer Daniel Holtzclaw who, after having been convicted of 18 counts of counts of rape, sexual battery, and assorted other crimes against black women he was targeting, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison.Read More
The Honolulu Police Department has opened up an internal investigation into the actions of Officer Bobby Harrison, a 26-year veteran of the force who allegedly arrested and assaulted Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero after he saw the couple kissing in a grocery store back in March.Read More
"This one says DIE PIG, and they didn't even put a comma between Die and Pig."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best comedies on television right now. Not only because it's hilarious, or because of its cast's diversity and the show's constant challenging of gender roles, but because it allows us to spend time with good police officers and laugh, even as it examines the public's complicated relationship with the police in a post-Ferguson United States.Read More
The hope, according to them, is that giving these officers such high visibility handcuffs might raise awareness and remind people to set up a regular breast cancer detection plan.Read More
In Batman #44, Scott Snyder takes on the staggering number of instances of police violence against black individuals.Read More
Larry Wilmore revealed the magic behind Fox News' otherworldly (read: utterly out of left field) views on the Black Lives Matter movement and the so-called "war on cops".Read More
Joseph Gilgun looks appropriately blasphemous in his Cassidy costume for AMC's Preacher, adapted from Garth Ennis’ comic book series of the same name.Read More
Boston Police have arrested two players on their way to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships due to a tip about a Facebook post the pair made about the guns they planned to bring along. According to the BPD, Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, were arrested and charged with "with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges."Read More
The death threat you're about to hear in this tape comes from Columbus, Ohio. The prosecuting attorney in that district is Ron O’Brien. If he wished, he could bring criminal charges against this man by the end of the day. I have an employee at my company whose entire job it is to research and catalogue these threats for law enforcement. And yet, terrifyingly, nothing has been done.Read More
"What's an IP address?" - real question posed to real victim.
Twitter is all, "Yeah, we know we suck at dealing with online harassment but the police are so much worse."Read More
0/5 stars. Would not get arrested by again.
Issues surrounding police brutality and transparency have a way of cropping up over and over again in the form of tragedy, unfortunately. So a few teen siblings with a background in app coding have decided to help find a solution with their police rating app, Five-O.Read More
If Elliot Stabler were still here, he'd know better.
The NYPD has it pretty rough from a PR perspective (and for admittedly very good reasons). That's why some ingenious
intern publicist decided that it would a great idea to start a contest on Twitter and ask users to submit pictures of themselves with police officers from our fair city. Surprise! It backfired.
West Des Moines Police Department Shows Off Killer Photoshop Skills to Warn You Not to Drink and Drive
We hope their sketch artist is better than this.
Don't drink and drive or you might turn into a weird sad looking stick person and go to jail. At least that's the message we're taking away from this image posted to the West Des Moines police department's Facebook page yesterday as a warning to St. Patrick's Day drinkers. Seriously though, don't drink and drive.Read More
I guess we all have to stop making fun of CSI, because new research is allowing police to identify criminals just by using the reflections in a victim's eye. Calling the pupil a "black mirror," contrast-adjusted, high-resolution images of a victim's face could start blowing cases wide open (do they say that still?)Read More