Category: Police & Prisons

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Laura Flanders: From Belfast to Baltimore Bad Police Tactics Spread. So can Justice.

Like a bad movie, bad police tactics spread the globe

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Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It Happens

Nine Surefire Future Headlines From a Bizarro American World

Maya Schenwar: Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives

Steven Leyva: The Small Fires

I remember, I remember that remembering can be a radical act of healing

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Paul Street: A Racially Blind Night in the Life of the “P”BS Newshour

It might seem bizarre to see race and racism omitted from discussions of urban poverty and the New Jim Crow criminal justice system on the supposedly liberal “public” broadcasting network

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Vijay Prashad: Brutal in Baltimore

Across the board the poor pay higher prices for mortgages, automobile loans, furniture, appliances, electronics, financial services, groceries and insurance

Darnell L. Moore: While We Focus on Shootings, We Ignore Victims of Police Sexual Assault

We must insist that violence against women matters because women’s bodies and sexual autonomy matter — despite an apparent insistence they don’t

James Bamford: Why NSA surveillance is worse than you’ve ever imagined

Until the public fully grasps and understands how far over the line the NSA has gone in the past — legally, morally and ethically — there should be no renewal or continuation of NSA’s telephone metadata program in the future

James Thindwa: Why White Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police

White America must stop letting reverence for law enforcement distort their perceptions and start believing that black victims of police brutality aren’t making this stuff up

Linn Washington Jr.: Thirty Years After MOVE Bombing: What Has Law Enforcement Learned?

The events of May 13, 1985, are a case study in the failures of police, prosecutors and judges—failures that we continue to see today

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