Category Archives: Cops Behaving Badly

Cops Behaving Badly: Suicide by Taser

Fire safety tips: Not for civilian motorists only. Pro tip for all you police officers out there: If you’re trying to PREVENT a suicide, it might be a good idea not to try to subdue the individual using something that … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Why so serious?

Not really sure if this is a Stupid Sex Trick or a Cops Behaving Badly, but here goes: Here’s a pro tip: Maybe not bring a toy gun to a sex party? A thought that seems not to have occurred … Continue reading

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Black lives don’t matter at FUX Snooze

Francis Maxwell notes a disturbing trend at the not-so-fair-or-balanced right-wing channel: Black lives, like that of Philando Castile, don’t matter to them one iota, because they never mention him. When they DO mention black people, it’s always in the context … Continue reading

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DC police use sex assault as punishment for peaceful demonstrators

Some interesting points here, worth noting: Cenk Uygur points out that police have a long history of planting “agitators” (or provocateurs, rather) in peaceful protests to justify arresting everyone who was demonstrating. Also, the group who were sexually assaulted during … Continue reading

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If uniformed officers are a bad idea at schools, what about Pride?

A 1981 issue of The Body Politic, a Toronto gay community newspaper, calling for protests against the police following a series of bathhouse raids known as Operation Soap. As Pride Week approaches in Toronto, I’ve noticed an uptick on my … Continue reading

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Cops Behaving Badly: An unholy alliance in Flint, Michigan

This is fucked up on so many levels: They were arresting town-hall attendees in Flint. Not for rioting or anything close to it, but for cussing during a moment of emotional agitation, and for wearing hats in a church (but … Continue reading

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LAPD…WTF???

Well, this was unexpected. Given its long-standing (and richly deserved) reputation for racism, the LAPD has taken a stance for good policing…for a change: The Los Angeles Police Department won’t change its stripes and help deport undocumented immigrants under President-elect … Continue reading

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The normalized sexual violence of Oktoberfest

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Or in this case, the Löwenbräu. I have a terrible confession to make: I’ve never been to Oktoberfest. Not just because I never happened to be in Germany when Oktoberfest is on (because every time I … Continue reading

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Brazil: Pious MP busted for pedophilia, caught red-handed

A military policeman tries to bribe one of his civil counterparts after the latter caught him red-handed with a naked child in his car in a parking lot. Story, via El País: On Saturday, military police reserve colonel Pedro Chavarry … Continue reading

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Bare breasts and burkinis: The hypocrisies of Manuel Valls and France

“Liberty Guiding the People”, by Eugène Delacroix, 1830. This image has been often conflated with that of Marianne, an allegorical figure representing the French Republic, who is typically not shown with bare breasts. And she has also been misused recently … Continue reading

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