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Muslim students

A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.

Ahmed Ferhani

The government says he is a terrorist. But his conversations with undercover police tell a different story.

Drug search

The unwinnable war transforms a freedom-loving republic into a freedom-fearing national security state.

 

Stop and Frisk

Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.

Council members demanded answers from Mayor Bloomberg's representative just one day after a video released by The Nation documented an abusive stop.

Stop-and-frisk victim

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.

Prison

Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.

J. Edgar Hoover, 1961

Tim Weiner’s Enemies is not so much a history of the FBI as a compendium of interesting historical material.

Blogs

A new report shows that the unsolved homicide rate is far higher for black victims. The problem goes beyond the number of detectives in black neighborhoods.

January 10, 2014

Police violently dispersed a crowd of about 150 people in Durnham, North Carolina, during a vigil in which supporters demanded answers after the death of a teenager, who managed to shoot himself while handcuffed in police custody.

December 23, 2013

And maybe that's perfectly OK.

December 23, 2013

With his choice of William Bratton as the “new” police commissioner, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio sends a message: things are mostly fine the way they are. 

December 5, 2013

A new ACLU report shows the staggering number of prisoners serving life without parole. In Louisiana, more than 90 percent are black.

November 13, 2013

The largest public school police department in the nation targets children who are as young as six years old. 

November 8, 2013

A non-billionaire mayor, backed by labor with a budget of $72 billion to dispense? It’ll be worth watching. 

November 8, 2013

Civility that comes at the expense of further marginalizing the subjugated is not only worthless, but also criminally dishonest.

November 4, 2013

Preventing New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly from speaking on campus exacerbated the problem it aimed to solve.

November 4, 2013

Learning at Brown is a process in which disagreement plays an integral part. 

November 4, 2013