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 Friday 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

Bets And Bullets: A Small-Time Gambler's Death By SWAT

It's been nine years since police in Fairfax County, Va. turned small-time bettor Sal Culosi into a bookie and then killed him, but Culosi's death has been forcibly dragged back into the news, and so has all the unaccountable power-drunkenness that led to it. His killers, we've been reminded, struck again. » 1/07/15 9:48am 1/07/15 9:48am

Connecticut Cops Delivered Christmas Toys In This $250,000 War Machine

On Christmas Day the police department of Manchester, Connecticut roamed the streets in their eight-ton armored personnel carrier decked out in Christmas lights bearing gifts to needy kids. Cute community outreach initiative or subtle "scare 'em straight" operation? » 12/27/14 10:50am 12/27/14 10:50am

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