Knowing Your Rights Doesn't Mean It's Great To Be A Jackass

There's certainly plenty of examples of police overstepping their authority, and as a citizen it absolutely makes sense to be aware of your rights, and know when they're being violated. That said, not every cop is a monster, and not every situation is a righteous battle. The man in this video maybe should consider… » 9/24/14 4:27pm 9/24/14 4:27pm

How Police Departments Became Armies

Firing rubber bullets at unarmed protesters. Lobbing tear gas canisters at news trucks. Ordering no-fly zones over cities. This wasn't the scene in some war-torn country, but rather in Ferguson, Missouri last night. And while the situation may seem shocking, the truth is that it's nothing new in America. » 8/14/14 11:28am 8/14/14 11:28am

Caught On Video: Cop Saves Woman From Choking On Hot Dog

Usually getting pulled over is terrible, for reasons virtually all drivers know. But on extremely rare occasions, it can be a life-saving blessing, as this Kalamazoo, Michigan woman learned. She had just begun to choke on a hot dog (seriously), when the cop that pulled her over gave her the Heimlich maneuver. » 8/13/14 12:26pm 8/13/14 12:26pm

The cop lights are bright deep in the heart of Texas

If you're wondering what inspired our investigation into the speeding laws in all 50 states yesterday, it was Editor Zach Bowman's surprisingly jovial encounter with a fine law enforcement officer in the great state of Texas. It was one of many encounters: with a tumbleweed (which ended badly for the tumbleweed); a… » 8/07/14 4:06pm 8/07/14 4:06pm

'Thousands Of Lobsters' Blow Up When Cargo Truck Slams Into Bridge

A truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobsters from Maine to Massachusetts cooked its cargo when it collided with a bridge, blowing up the refrigeration unit and tearing the top off the cargo box. No humans were hurt, but the lobsters had to be "disposed of" by Westwood police. » 7/01/14 8:10pm 7/01/14 8:10pm

Cop Makes Excuses For Speeding & Texting After Vigilante Pulls Him Over

This trucker, with a Guy Fawkes mask strapped to the passenger seat of his Navistar semi-truck, is not about to let police privilege-abuse go down on his watch. Apparently this Illinois state cop blew past time with his face in his phone, so the trucker flagged him down and gave him an earful. » 6/29/14 4:18pm 6/29/14 4:18pm