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Ramarley Graham

How the shooting death of the unarmed teenager sparked new activism against police violence in the Bronx.

Bradley Manning

A target that Republicans and Democrats can unite in vindictive harmony against.

How the New York City Council’s Community Safety Act stands the best chance of curtailing the NYPD’s most destructive racial profiling practices.

Warren Hill

When a prisoner faces the execution chamber four times in one year, is it not cruel and unusual punishment?

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

Barack Obama

When Obama announced a review of surveillance practices, he was compelled by Snowden’s heroic actions.

There are over two million men and women incarcerated in the United States and most cannot afford to call their families. 

Judge Shira Scheindlin

The Bloomberg administration accuses a judge of bias for her rulings against the NYPD. But more judges should consider the human implications of police policies.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Blogs

You just have to go to jail first. 

January 8, 2014

So far, 2014 has been a year of states doing as they please.

January 6, 2014

David Brooks’s blinkered pot column shows how our elites are shielded from the consequences of the war on drugs. 

January 3, 2014

Thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, millions of poor Americans won’t get health insurance. 

December 31, 2013

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

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz admitted his opposition to immigration reform is guided by partisanship. 

December 23, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013

This Thursday, we’ll deliver a petition with over 28,000 signatures to the FCC. 

December 18, 2013