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

Buy The Land Rover That Defended England In Two Riots & Earned TV Fame

An armored 1979 Land Rover Series III is on eBay right now, which supposedly enforced order in the siege of London's Iranian embassy in 1980 and the London Poll Tax Riots ten years later. Seller also claims the Rover retired to TV stardom on "Juliet Bravo." Pedigree or no, it's a beautiful beast. » 5/16/14 10:44am 5/16/14 10:44am