Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Benjamin Barber: Overhauling U.S. Policing

“The Whole System Needs to Be Indicted”

Angela J. Davis: The Carceral Force of Prosecutor Associations, Explained

District attorney associations have been a powerful force in the criminal legal system for decades

Kay Whitlock: Jail Won’t Solve White Supremacist Violence. Here’s How to Truly Confront It.

At the heart of each of these approaches is a commitment to building community safety and well-being by strengthening capacity for solidarity and standing up to/dismantling white supremacist violence in its many social, cultural, political and economic guises

Sameena Rahman: Deathbed confession shines new light on assassination of Malcolm X

FBI, NYPD exposed

Juan Cole: Who were the Republican Senators afraid of when they Acquitted their own attempted murderer?

Please Help ZNet       Source: Informed Comment Photo by Gallagher Photography/Shutterstock The odious Trump once smugly observed that “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” When it comes to the Republican base, he was clearly correct. The opinion polling shows that registered Republicans Read more…

Ralph Nader: Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial

If the Democrats do not go full throttle in this trial – this last clear chance to exercise the Constitution against Tyrant Trump – they will be remembered as profiles of infamy

Clara Liang: The Urgent Need for SCOTUS Reform, By The Numbers

The highest court in the land does not represent the interests of the American people. It doesn’t have to be this way

Rebekah Entralgo: Tackling Prison Profiteers Will Take More Than Banning Private Prisons

To fully address profit-driven punishment, the Biden administration will need to take aim at every tendril of the private prison industry — including immigration detention centers

Marjorie Cohn: George Floyd “Narrated His Death,” Says Attorney at International Inquiry

George Floyd, who was publicly tortured and lynched by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020, narrated his own death, legendary civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump told the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States 

James A. Haught: Right Wing Laws to “protect religious freedom” Enable Fundamentalists to Discriminate

Across America, right-wing politicians pass “religious freedom” laws that have a single purpose: to let narrow-minded believers discriminate against gays — an intolerance that is illegal for other people under human rights laws

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