Category: Police & Prisons

Timothy Braatz: The Bear Clan Patrol and Community Protection

If you want to change your world for the better, identify a local problem, find like-minded citizens, and develop nonviolent solutions

Adam Schwartz: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Police Depts. Paid ATT Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats

New details are emerging about how AT&T has been spying on Americans for profit with a secret plan called Project Hemisphere

Paul Street: Standing Rock Water-Protectors Waterboarded While the Cleveland Indians Romped

Police are criminally torturing Native American activists, placing hoods over the heads of arrestees, water boarding hooded prisoners, and forcing at least one young woman to remain naked in jail cell for an entire night

Paul Street: The Roots Are in the System: What they Police

Race riots have returned to the United States this election year, leading cable news talking heads to claim that urban violence provoked by police killings of Black men in places like Milwaukee and Charlotte, North Carolina has “discredited the cause” of racial justice

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Its’ Not Just Racism, but also Militarization at the Heart of Police Brutality

The Tulsa Police Department from 1990 to 2014 received over $700,000 in military equipment through the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, and the Sherriff’s office another $817,681

Rev. Edward Pinkney: Convicted With No Evidence: a Very Dangerous Precedent!

We must continue to fight against this grave imbalance to ensure a humane, just future for people of color, for the homeless, for the poverty-stricken, for the weary and beaten populace of America

Various Contributors: Prison Strike’s Financial Impact in California

September 9, 2016 was the start of the largest prison strike in U.S. history. Over 72,000 incarcerated workers in 22 states refused to provide their labor to profit the prison industrial complex. California forces 5,588 incarcerated workers to labor in exchange for little or no compensation. Another 4,000 earn $2 a day fighting Californian wildfires Read more…

Michelle Chen: Intersecting Criminalization: What Killed Ugandan Refugee Alfred Olango

The intersection where Alfred Olango found himself that day in the parking lot seems beyond coincidence: war, migration, race and America’s security state

Matt Taibbi: Six Million Adults Who Won’t Influence This Presidential Race

One in 40 Americans can’t vote because of a criminal conviction. But the rules aren’t exactly fair

Jamie Kalven: Watch Your Back

Chicago police bosses targeted cops who exposed corruption — how the code of silence is enforced

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