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PA President Mahmoud Abbas

It may seem like an obvious step, after joining the International Criminal Court. But the legal and political barriers are formidable.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

Torture Protesters

Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

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The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Key parts of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire this summer. 

February 18, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015