The Milwaukee PD Website
I first time I saw the Milwaukee PD website was on Awwwards. While the design treatment and technical execution was undoubtedly rich, I couldn’t quite put into words what was just so wrong about it all. It goes without saying that the American approach to policing is different to the rest of the world, but I still felt the agency was stressing the importance of the wrong information. Join the force, play with guns and big, black, military grade machinery. Less of a focus on making a difference, working with the community - just guns, trucks and bad guys.
This comment from jpxxx on Hacker News summarises it beautifully.
It’s militaristic, it’s alienating, it’s fetishistic, it’s hostile, it insidiously portrays class and ethnic conflict as an everyday battle worth fighting, and it panders to the worst in Americans who already endorse the myriad excesses and injustices of an ever-growing quasi-private law and order machine that has ruined the lives of millions.
But awesome job on the scrollbars, yo.