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Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Protest against NYPD surveillance

A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

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.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

A Federal appeals court has put a stay on crucial reforms to the NYPD’s controversial policy—but will next week’s mayoral election render the stay moot?

(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?

Blogs

In order to breathe, people have begun to move.

December 9, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Officer Friendly, is it Halloween already?

August 19, 2014

The racial disparities in the town where Michael Brown was killed by police are shocking, but they’re characteristic of the nation.

August 13, 2014

Theodore Wafer’s guilty verdict allowed us to breathe easy for a second, but the killing of Michael Brown sucked all the oxygen right back out of the room.

August 12, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Police will continue to abuse the rights of the already marginalized because we, as American citizens, refuse to question the fundamental goals of policing.

May 13, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

A federal ruling reveals a wrongly checked box landed Rahinah Ibrahim on the TSA's no-fly list.

February 7, 2014