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Oh, Bother

From Stay Safe, a Winnie-the-Pooh-themed book that was distributed to Dallas public school students in May. If there is danger, the police will come fast to catch the stranger. Until…

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Working Blue

From text messages about women that were exchanged in a group chat of police officers in Eureka, California, between March and August 2020. That bitch at Motel 6 is fucking…

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Which Side Are You On?

On December 20, 2014, a twenty-eight-year-old man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to a parked patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and fired…

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Stonewall at Fifty

Early in the morning on June 28, 1969, New York police raided the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street, the city’s most popular gay bar. The police had raided Stonewall…

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Thought Police

From a ruling handed down in September by a Louisiana district court in Officer John Doe v. DeRay Mckesson et al. The anonymous Baton Rouge police officer filed suit last…

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The Spy Who Came

From oral evidence given in 2013 by Mark Kennedy, a former undercover British police officer, to the British Home Affairs Committee. Between 2003 and 2010, Kennedy used a fake identity,…

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From posts to Five-O, an app created by three African-American teenage siblings that allows users to comment on interactions with police officers.

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When Pigs Buy

From a list of items available for purchase by local police departments through Department of Homeland Security grants.

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November 2014

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