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Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals—and want our police to act accordingly.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Immigration sign

The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.

Ferguson riot police

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Jay Leno

Violence-prevention groups are urging the comedian to cancel an appearance at an upcoming industry trade show.

Keith Raniere

The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

Bloody Egyptian Flag

A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.

Guantánamo Protester

As the UN Committee Against Torture meets in Geneva, Murat Kurnaz urges justice for those detained and tortured at Guantánamo.

Flag over Richmond, California

While other cities have embraced heavy-handed policing tactics, Richmond, California, has offered mentoring and money to its most at-risk young men.

Inmates at the Deuel Vocational Institute

Isolation does not “rehabilitate” people. Disappearance does not deter harm. And prison does not keep us safe.

Blogs

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

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015