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Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Edward Snowden

The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.

Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly

Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly lost big: a federal court ruling and a new law ban the racial profiling that undergirds the discriminatory practice. 

Eric Holder

Obama’s attorney general promised a new approach to criminal justice—but prosecutors can still block meaningful change.

A drawing of a cellblock at Pelican Bay State Prison by an anonymous inmate

A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

Eric Holder

President Obama should follow Attorney General Eric Holder’s lead and commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders.

Ramarley Graham

How the shooting death of the unarmed teenager sparked new activism against police violence in the Bronx.

Bradley Manning

A target that Republicans and Democrats can unite in vindictive harmony against.

How the New York City Council’s Community Safety Act stands the best chance of curtailing the NYPD’s most destructive racial profiling practices.

Blogs

While Congress drags its feet, President Obama could make a real difference in the lives of millions of immigrants and their families.

April 18, 2014

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Albuquerque police who use excessive force rarely face any form of accountability.

April 10, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

Trial attorneys never saw key evidence proving Jonathan Fleming was in Florida when the murder he was alleged to commit occurred.

April 9, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014