Category: Police & Prisons

Marjorie Cohn: Killing With Robots

There is a slippery slope from police use of armed robots to domestic use of armed drones.

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…

Kenrya Rankin: 10 Arrested as Movement For Black Lives Takes on Police Unions

Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens

Samantha Winslow: Teachers Arrested Protesting Police Brutality in the Twin Cities

With 3,000 teachers gathered in Minneapolis for the American Federation of Teachers convention, the two Twin Cities teachers unions led a march to protest the recent police killing of an African American man, Philando Castile, at a traffic stop. Educators want to link their struggle for resources for public schools with the wider need for 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

Nell Bernstein: The True Cost of California’s Proposition 47

The tide is beginning to turn on criminal justice

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

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

The white men in sports could learn something from these women

Vincent Emanuele: Killer Cops, Deranged Veterans and Pokémon Go: Welcome to America!

For the first time in history, large segments of White Americans are seeing what Black Americans have been experiencing for centuries

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