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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton

The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.

Police at school

Try to think of an aspect of everyday life that doesn’t somehow include the police.

Bill Bratton and Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio touts his police commissioner pick as a “progressive visionary,” but Bill Bratton’s record tells a different story.

(Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The FBI employs the same repressive tactics as the NYPD in its broad surveillance of Muslim communities. Why does the FBI get a pass?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Yesterday, the city took their fight to keep the controversial policy to a federal appeals court—and civil rights advocates pushed back.

Blogs

Under civil asset forfeiture laws, police can seize and sell your property and keep the profits, even if you haven't been charged with a crime. 

October 29, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.

September 16, 2013

The two bills of the act will create an inspector general position to monitor the NYPD and expand categories of New Yorkers protected against profiling.

August 22, 2013

The signature policy of the NYPD has been declared unconstitutional, but the racism that provided the justification for it is still alive and well. 

August 13, 2013

A federal judge's ruling calls the NYPD's controversial practice unconstitutional and racially discriminatory.

August 13, 2013

South Florida law enforcement have prepared for this verdict for months.

July 12, 2013

Obama’s Republican nominee for FBI chief is much less than the civil liberties hero he appears to be.

June 24, 2013

Increased militarization of police forces led to the 7-year-old’s death. It’s time we all recognize that.

June 19, 2013

The hip-hop artist tackles the controversial NYPD policy.

May 21, 2013