Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Preeti Kaur: Celebration and Struggle: Talha Ahsan

While we take a moment to celebrate Talha Ahsan’s impending return to his home in London, the struggle for justice continues

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Eva Golinger: A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case

Both Julian Assange and Ecuador have taken on the most powerful world interests, despite the dangers, threats and consequences of their actions

Jon Queally: The Invincibility of Wall Street

Critics say even the largest settlement to date shows that the big banks never really pay for their financial crimes

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Seth Sandronsky: For Whom the Bail Tolls

According to the Prison Policy Institute, there are 330,000 people in state or federal prison for drug offenses. The U.S. bail bonds industry does $2 billion annually.

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Ben Dangl: Overkill: How the Pentagon Militarized the US Police Force

Much of the equipment used by police forces on the streets of America today is in fact directly from the US military

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Sue Sturgis: The Government Program That’s Equipping Police Like An Occupying Military Force

Year in which Congress initially authorized the Defense Department to give excess arms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies for counter-drug activities, leading to the creation of what’s come to be known as the 1033 program:1990

Jim Bamford: The Most Wanted Man in the World

Another concern for Snowden is what he calls NSA fatigue—the public becoming numb to disclosures of mass surveillance

Jon Swaine: ‘This is a war and we are soldiers on the frontline’

Raw fury over Brown’s killing may slowly fade, but the underlying resentment among Ferguson’s young black residents about their treatment by a white police force will likely continue to simmer

Greg Howard: America Is Not For Black People

The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us

Peter Stäuber: Talha Ahsan, Jihad and the War On Terror – A New Chapter?

Talha Ahsan’s own Kafkaesque experience of the UK and US justice system, which largely consisted of waiting for his trial to actually happen, is finally at an end

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