Category: Civil Liberties

Linda Burnham: Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas

A thick strand in the history of U.S. policing is rooted back in the slave patrols of the 19th century

Casey Quinlan: How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education

Every single state spends less all on pre-k-12 education than they do on corrections

Sue Sturgis: Striking a Blow Against Debtors’ Prisons

Amount that Jennings, Missouri, has agreed to pay out to people jailed because they were unable to pay court fines and fees they owed: $4.75 million Number of people who will receive payments under the settlement: almost 2,000 Days they collectively spent in jail over the last five years: about 8,300 Month in which Equal Read more…

Cornel West: Justice and Accountability are Necessary to End Tension over Killings by Police

Interview on the killing of the three police officers in Baton Rouge and the recent nationwide protests against police brutality

Kris Hermes: Battling Convention

Inside the police’s playbook for repressing protests at national conventions

Matt Taibbi: In Police Violence Cases, Time Works Against Justice

While the nation is gripped by new police killings, hope quietly fades in the Eric Garner case

Sarah Harrison: Wikileaks: Interview with Investigations Editor Sarah Harrison

Interview on the case of Julian Assange, the findings of the UN working group on arbitrary detention, national security, international law and how one can support whistleblowers

Dave Zirin: WNBA Teams Show What Black Lives Matter Solidarity Looks Like

The white men in sports could learn something from these women

Nika Knight: ‘Combustible’ GOP Convention: Riot Police Swarm Cleveland as FBI Tells Protesters Not to Show

Cleveland opens up extra space in jails, courts, and shuts down local university to house thousands of riot police and military weaponry as FBI and Homeland Security warn of “radical activists”

Bruce Schneier: I spy with my little algorithm

Surveillance has become the business model of the internet

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