Dallas Assailant Purchased Armored "Zombie Apocolypse" Van On Ebay

Dallas was rocked late Friday night by a brazen attack on a police headquarters. An assailant opened fire on the building and planted at least one improvised explosive device before escaping. During the chase, it became clear that the shooter was not in a common vehicle, but a dark painted up-armored van. Details… » 6/14/15 9:35am 6/14/15 9:35am

Combat Tech Is Turning Baltimore Into a Paramilitary Zone

In response to rioting and violent protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, the National Guard was deployed for riot control in Maryland for the first time since the 1968s race riots. Some 500 troops patrol the city, clad in body armor, with automatic rifles strapped across their chests.
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An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they’re a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it’s rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… » 3/17/15 12:14pm 3/17/15 12:14pm

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend… » 3/13/15 9:11pm 3/13/15 9:11pm

Here's The Newest Police Light Pattern To Watch For In Your Mirrors

A police variant of the 2016 Ford Explorer was inevitable, cops can't buy enough of the current one. Here's what it looks like lurking in the dark, we'll see the whole thing and find out all about the "cop engine, cop suspension, cop brakes" and such at the Chicago Auto Show next week. » 2/03/15 8:55pm 2/03/15 8:55pm

Police Struggle To Detain And Taze Flailing Naked Man In Car Dealer

Police were called to an Indianapolis car dealership to help remove a man who decided to get naked and yell obscenities at the staff. What is unknown at this point is why the man was there and what caused him to act the way he did. In attempting to subdue the man, police use tazers and repeatedly hit him. » 2/02/15 10:17am 2/02/15 10:17am

Fox-body enforcer: Driving the very first police-spec Mustang

If you lived through the '80s and '90s, you know there was no escaping the legend of the SSP Mustang. Maybe your uncle had his doors blown off by a Florida State Trooper in a five-liter, or your dad got popped in his Porsche by the California Highway Patrol in a four-eye. Spotting one lurking in the in the tall weeds… » 1/28/15 2:17pm 1/28/15 2:17pm

NYPD Denies This Bootleg Mister Softee Truck Is Surveillance Vehicle

Does the NYPD have an undercover ice cream truck to go with its secret spy taxi cab? The Mister Softee-lookalike above was spotted double-parked in front of the department's 114th precinct in Astoria, Queens, with an NYPD baseball cap on its dashboard and all of its Softee branding conspicuously removed. » 1/23/15 3:49pm 1/23/15 3:49pm

Justice Department Clamps Down On Cops Seizing Your Car Or Cash

Today the U.S. Justice Department announced that local and state police won't be able use a federal law to justify the seizure of cars, cash, homes and other assets of people if they simply believe a crime was committed. It's a big blow to civil forfeiture, a $2.5 billion practice that has infuriated many. » 1/16/15 2:38pm 1/16/15 2:38pm

Dude Busted For Recklessly Driving His Amazing Gas-Powered Beer Cooler

A 26-year-old hero was given a stern talking-to for driving this righteous motorized cooler around a mall parking lot. Later on, cops caught him again whipping the thing around city streets and charged him with "driving unlicensed, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle." » 1/11/15 9:05am 1/11/15 9:05am