In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.
Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.
Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.
Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.
How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.
What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.
Outrage over the surveillance of Muslim communities must be channeled into pressure to investigate—and end—the federally funded program.
For there to be any kind of change, outrage over the NYPD's spying operation will need to spread more broadly throughout the progressive community.
The government is spending real money on an imaginary war.
From Sacco and Vanzetti to Troy Davis, witnesses to crime scenes get it wrong too often. So why did the Supreme Court just make it harder to challenge such evidence in court?