Philly Cop: Buy These Tickets or I Take Your Car, and What's Up With Those "Faggot-Ass" Wipers?

A Philadelphia police officer has been suspended after pulling over a driver and threatening to impound his car unless he and his friend purchased tickets to a police benefit. The men in the car caught the shakedown on video, along with the officer dropping some casual homophobic slurs before he let them go. »8/25/15 2:10pm8/25/15 2:10pm

San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers

The government of San Jose, Calif. has come forward with a proposal to mount license plate readers to the city’s garbage trucks in an effort to expand police surveillance beyond department cruisers. Have no fear, innocent citizen, for the trash companies may be stepping up to help our friends in blue. »8/21/15 10:10pm8/21/15 10:10pm

French Police Are Downplaying The Possible Use Of Gas In Button Burglary

It’s understandable for the police around Saint-Tropez to have a healthy amount of skepticism about a gassing claim before an investigation is finalized. Draguignan city prosecutor Phillippe Guemas telling Reuters, “It is absolutely not a phenomenon found in Saint-Tropez,” however...um, what? »8/11/15 7:15pm8/11/15 7:15pm

SF Crime Is So Bad Police Need Quad Bikes That Transform Into Jet Skis

Cops on Segways are so 1993 and no one takes them seriously. That’s why San Francisco now has cops on quadskis, the ATV that turns into a jet ski that turns whoever’s riding it into a kind of poor man’s James Bond. And at least one of them is being used to patrol the San Francisco Bay during baseball games.
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Cops Sort Of Pretend To Be Homeless, Give Out Many Very Real Tickets 

Can you say a cop is ‘undercover’ when they’re holding a sign announcing exactly who they are and what they’re doing? Maybe, if the sign is scrawled on cardboard, the officers are out of uniform, standing by an off-ramp, and everyone’s brain is conditioned to read people like that as homeless? The San Bernadino Police… »7/24/15 9:00pm7/24/15 9:00pm

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 9:35am6/14/15 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 12:14pm3/17/15 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 9:11pm3/13/15 9:11pm