Someday, Ray Kelly Will Shut Up About Stop-and-Frisk

Ray Kelly, the NYPD's longest-running commissioner ever and one of the people responsible for its current status as a violent law-enforcement behemoth, is still talking about stop-and-frisk. If Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't appeal last year's federal lawsuit against the department's use of the tactic, he said… » 10/01/14 8:29am Yesterday 8:29am

Rikers Guards Who Hogtied, Beat Mentally Ill Man May Actually Be Fired

The guards at Rikers Island are notoriously violent toward inmates—especially mentally ill ones—and it's relatively rare that even documented beatings result in punishment for those responsible. That's why it's a surprising, encouraging development that a judge recommended the termination of six employees this week. » 9/30/14 1:47pm Tuesday 1:47pm

Darren Wilson No-Show Threatens to Derail Year-Old Drug Bust

In February 2013—over a year before he killed Michael Brown—Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher A. Brooks for marijuana possession, a case for which he was given an official commendation. Unsurprisingly, at a preliminary court hearing in Brooks' case yesterday, Wilson was a no-show. » 9/30/14 1:38pm Tuesday 1:38pm

Cop Indicted in Killing of Black Man Parked in His Own Driveway

Last week, Levar Jones, an unarmed black man, was shot by a South Carolina police officer during a routine traffic stop. Fortunately, Jones survived the encounter. In February, however, Ernest Satterwhite, another unarmed black man who encountered a similarly trigger-happy S.C. cop, wasn't so lucky— the cop shot and… » 9/30/14 11:08am Tuesday 11:08am

Help Fund the Internet's Best Drugs Database

Several times a week, someone logs onto Erowid and writes about getting high. They've just eaten some weed and experienced "extreme amplified worry," for instance, or downed an insane cocktail of hallucinogens and discovered that god loves fractals. It's probably the most comprehensive database of drug experiences out… » 9/29/14 4:51pm Monday 4:51pm

DOJ Asks Ferguson Cops to Stop Wearing "I Am Darren Wilson" Bracelets

Fashion-conscious Feguson cops will have to do without the season's hottest piece, according to a letter to the city from the U.S. Department of Justice—which, among other things, asks officers to stop wearing "I Am Darren Wilson" bracelets while on-duty. » 9/29/14 12:06pm Monday 12:06pm

Daughter Maintains Innocence in Breaking Bad Bitcoin Murder Trial

Kuntal Patel, 37, is currently on trial in the UK for the attempted murder of her mother, whom she allegedly poisoned with abrin after seeing a similar stunt on Breaking Bad. The ricin-esque substance was purchased with bitcoin on a dark web site and delivered to a friend's home, disguised in a candle. » 9/29/14 11:02am Monday 11:02am

Murder Suspects "Couldn't Get Off" While Fucking on Victims' Bodies

We've all been there: You're trying to have a romantic time with that special someone of yours, but something isn't right. The phone keeps ringing, or it takes too long to find a condom, or you're having sex on top of dead bodies and it's like, hey, I'm no prude but this is a little weird, right? » 9/26/14 9:46am Friday 9:46am

The Daily Show Clip Racist Redskins Fans Don’t Want You to See

Over the weekend, we learned that a Daily Show-staged showdown between Native American activists and supporters of the Washington Redskins name left at least one of the Redskins fans feeling "in danger" and "defamed." Last night, that segment aired. » 9/26/14 8:37am Friday 8:37am

Ferguson P.D. Chief Marches with Riot-Cop Escort in Protest Against Him

Hours after apologizing to Michael Brown's family, Ferguson, Mo., police chief Thomas Jackson attempted to join a group of demonstrators who were actively calling for his resignation, NBC reports. It's hard to believe, but it didn't go over well. » 9/26/14 8:00am Friday 8:00am

Six Weeks Later, Ferguson Police Chief Says "I'm Truly Sorry"

In a video released today, Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson says that he is "truly sorry" to the Brown family for the death of Michael Brown and the way that his body was handled. He also apologizes to peaceful protesters "who did not feel that I did enough to protect their constitutional right to protest,"… » 9/25/14 11:22am 9/25/14 11:22am