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NYC Protest

After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.

Lemon Andersen

Andersen first heard about the Attica uprising during a stint on Rikers Island. His new play brings the rebellion to life at the Public Theater.

The powerful US Attorney insists he’s not interested—but even if he changes his mind, recent legal setbacks may foil his chances.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

The man in the middle raised concerns about overturning millennia of tradition, but he also emphasized the dignity legal marriage confers to same-sex couples.

Baltimore Police

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

The MacArthur Foundation’s $75 million pledge shows that political momentum is clearly on the side of reform.

Federal agent in San Diego

Washington’s ‘assassination policy’ has been very effective... at increasing drug trafficking and promoting terrorism.

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

Since age 12, Cadeem Gibbs has struggled to reconcile his desire to learn with his incarceration.

Stanley Wrice

Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.

Blogs

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015