Tag: Policing

Police Force Says to Tell Cops About Your Sexual Assault Before Posting About It

Experts say there are many reasons for sexual assault survivors to post online before going to the police. Photo via Unsplash As numerous anonymous accounts on social media named dozens of alleged sexual predators, one Canadian police department took to Twitter with a piece of advice: if survivors wanted their abusers convicted, they should go […]

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Federal Cops Are Already in Seattle and the Mayor Is Pissed

Federal agents have arrived in Seattle, and local officials aren’t happy. King County Executive Dow Constantine tweeted on Thursday night that a federal plane had landed at the King County International Airport just south of downtown Seattle, and “more than a dozen personnel drove off to an unknown destination” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington […]

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Donald Trump Will Deploy Federal Agents to Chicago as Part of Nationwide ‘Anti-Violence’ Operation

Photo: Nam Y. Huh (AP) Throughout his presidency, White House occupant Donald Trump has had an obsession with Chicago. Advertisement Trump frequently pointed to Chicago’s crime rates throughout his presidency, but declined to make a presidential visit to the Windy City until 2019, when he met with Chicago police and railed against then-Superintendent Eddie Johnson […]

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Here’s Why Cities Won’t Be Able to Stop Trump’s Secret Police

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned Tuesday that while she welcomes a “partnership” with federal law enforcement, “we do not welcome dictatorship, we do not welcome authoritarianism, and we do not welcome unconstitutional arrest and detainment of our residents.” But while President Trump […]

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Florida Cop Fired and Charged With Assault After Pointing Gun to Handcuffed Black Man’s Head for Not Giving His Name

Photo: Phakorn Kasikij (Shutterstock) The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has fired and charged a sergeant with a felony after the officer held a gun to a handcuffed Black man’s head and threatened to kill him for not providing his name. The cop’s quick termination comes as a result of his fellow officers, who […]

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Berkeley Considers Banning Police From Making Traffic Stops

With Congress having politicized their nearly identical bills on police reform into another deadlock, many local governments have decided to pick up the slack by embracing activists seeking to dismantle law enforcement. Most of these don’t concern us as automotive enthusiasts and offer few perks or comfort to your average citizen. Then the City of Berkeley […]

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Policing Doesn’t Protect Women

These things are often framed as proof that policing is “broken,” but that again accepts the premise of the police on their own terms. Gender-based violence enabled by and within the criminal legal system is by design, and it is inseparable from the way that “crime” itself is construed: racialized, atomized, and alienated from broader […]

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