Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Matthew Harwood: Power Loves the Dark

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity

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Marjorie Cohn: Michael Ratner’s Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice

Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died Wednesday. His pathbreaking legal and political work on behalf of the poor and oppressed around the world is unmatched. His death is an incalculable loss for the cause of freedom, peace and justice. The last time I saw Michael was shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer. We Read more…

Alice Speri: How the High Cost of Justice Pushes the Poor into Prison

A national survey published by the National Center for Access to Justice this week found that people in poverty have virtually no access to civil aid attorneys

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Vijay Prashad: Despair and Unrest

The statistics explain the anger. Seven women are killed every day in Mexico. Over the past three decades, over 45,000 women have been killed

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson: Mother’s Day is Another Day to Struggle for Justice When Your Child is Behind Bars

An emerging grassroots, family-based movement, sustained by the love of mothers across the nation, reminds us that mothers are leaders as well as nurturers, teachers as well as advocates

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Most Honest Politician in Latin America Will Be Removed By the Most Corrupt

Brazil’s Supreme Court is able to intervene on procedural grounds in Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, not on the merits of the case

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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

Thousands of Flint citizens were poisoned with hundreds of children facing a life-time of medical and intellectual challenges

Police Accountability Task Force: Chicago Police Corrupt, “Beset by Racism”

CPD’s own data gives validity to the widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color

UCLA Labor Center: Get to Work or Go To Jail

The criminal justice system can lock workers on probation, parole, facing court-ordered debt, or child support debt into bad jobs

Brian Goldstone: Justice for All

Ending the scourge of mass incarceration will require seeking justice not just for the innocent but for the guilty

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