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Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas

It may seem like an obvious step, after joining the International Criminal Court. But the legal and political barriers are formidable.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

Blogs

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015