Category: Police & Prisons

Morgan Humphrey: Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual

US law enforcement does an especially good job of quelling the dissidence of oppressed peoples, no matter how peaceful the leader

Sarah Conway: Jail-Free Justice

The court is one of the only alternative courts nationwide to depend entirely on restorative justice

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Kristian Williams: Occupy: The Fall of the Oakland Commune

When Riot Cops Are Not Enough is an excellent addition to the growing body of literature centered on case studies of political repression and social movement responses

John W. Whitehead: Afraid of Being Pulled Over by Police?

You Should Be

Zaid Jilani: Police Ticketing People Feeding the Homeless

Atlanta police officers told charitable individuals that they can no longer feed the homeless without applying for and receiving a permit

Andrea Ritchie: Police Broke Black Communities by Targeting Women

Police strategies like ‘zero tolerance’ implemented by purportedly liberal states have wreaked havoc on the lives of black women

Roberto Rodriguez: Police Violence Persists

Though Most Media Have Stopped Paying Attention

Rachel Leah: Most women in jail are sexual-violence survivors

According to a recent study, 86 percent of women who have spent time in jail report that they had been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives

Kerry "Shakaboona" Marshall: How prisoners organized to elect a DA

This campaign can be a blueprint for other prisoners, their families and community groups to wage a grassroots radical criminal justice reform campaign

Alex S. Vitale: Policing Is Not the Only Tool

Policing was a new way of constructing state power that was more fine-tuned than relying on the army and the militia

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