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In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.

The Outrage of Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.

Deploying Informants, the FBI Stings Muslims

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program

Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.

Payday loan office

How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.

Trayvon Martin

What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Outrage over the surveillance of Muslim communities must be channeled into pressure to investigate—and end—the federally funded program.

For there to be any kind of change, outrage over the NYPD's spying operation will need to spread more broadly throughout the progressive community.

The government is spending real money on an imaginary war.

Troy Davis

From Sacco and Vanzetti to Troy Davis, witnesses to crime scenes get it wrong too often. So why did the Supreme Court just make it harder to challenge such evidence in court?

Blogs

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

A previously unreleased cellphone video captures a tense moment in the Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown died.

August 25, 2014

Most of the candidates likely to contend for the presidency in 2016 have been silent—even Hillary Clinton, who’s been otherwise eager in recent weeks to opine extensively on national issues.

August 20, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

Officer Friendly, is it Halloween already?

August 19, 2014