Category: Police & Prisons

Alex S. Vitale: Police not here to protect you

The police spend little of their time making arrests, and most crimes are not solved – their real purpose is social control

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Shamus Cooke: Police Unions vs. Black Lives

Long Term “abolition” of the police will depend on a deep revolutionary movement, which can be triggered, in part, by mobilizing the broader community to fight for populist reforms against police power

Zaid Jilani: Platform for Reform

For Minnesota state Rep. Raymond Dehn, the frontrunner in the Minneapolis mayor’s race, criminal justice reform is a personal issue

Kali Holloway: Harvesting free labor

Steve Prator, a Louisiana sheriff, unintentionally admitted that prison is the new slavery

Danny Sjursen: The Empire Comes Home

Counterinsurgency, Policing, and the Militarization of America’s Cities

Jamiles Lartey: US Police Killings Undercounted by Half

Over half of all police killings in 2015 were wrongly classified as not having been the result of interactions with officers, a new Harvard study based on Guardian data has found

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Ilan Pappe: The Biggest Prison on Earth

Israel has built a model of a permanent open-air prison for Gaza and the West Bank

Marisol LeBrón: Puerto Rico Policing

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island’s colonial relationship with the United States

Jordan Smith: Texas Refuses DNA Test

As DNA has played an increasingly pivotal role in exposing wrongful convictions, CCA has taken an equal and opposite approach, interpreting the state’s DNA statute in order to narrow its impact as much as possible

Frank Serpico: Kap, Cops and Confederate Statues

A Better World Without Double Standards

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