Category: Police & Prisons

William D. Lopez: Police Can Make a Crisis Worse

The Public Needs Alternatives in an Emergency

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Policing Causes Violence, Not the Other Way Around

What liberal politicians and the media refuse to acknowledge is that crime is linked to the failures of capitalism, not to the lack of police. Indeed, police are part of the problem, not the solution

Nuria Sheehan: When It Comes to Prison Education, Some Who Need It Most May Be Left Behind

Programs unprepared to deal with carceral settings could reinforce the dehumanizing aspects of prison

Rahsaan “New York” Thomas: Empathy for the Incarcerated Makes Us Safer

A criminal justice system without empathy amounts to dumping societal problems behind prison walls

Ella Fassler: A Survivor of Violence and Her Sibling Share How the Legal System Punishes Them

Today, Black and other marginalized women are still being prosecuted for defending themselves against domestic and sexual violence

Nick Hacheney: Let’s Bring Back ‘Prison Warehousing’

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, “prison warehousing”—which used to be a derogatory term—would look like an upgrade. At least warehouses care about the value of the goods they store.

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Lionel Latouche: Trauma to Trust—Healing Communities Beset by Violence

“The challenge is to have a healing response instead of just continuing the failed policies of the past.”

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Jason Pramas: The Ottawa Freedom Convoy Occupation

We can’t speak for other regions that saw similar protests but, here in Ottawa, the city and the cops did absolutely nothing for more than 20 days to try and stop the protest and occupation

Brooke Terpstra: Incarcerated Organizers Are Resisting Amid Deteriorating Conditions

The system is rigged against the people it seeks to manage and control, and it’s reach is ever-expanding

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Kenny Stancil: AOC Slams NYPD for Bragging About Arrests Over Stolen Diapers, Baby Formula

“…we don’t want to say some of the things that are obvious, like, Gee, the Child Tax Credit just ran out, on December 31, and now people are stealing baby formula.”

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