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While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

police brutality rally

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.

Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.

Sex, or the fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare as racism.

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 15, 2014

How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Blogs

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

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

February 25, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

Not even the conservative media could connect the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris to #BlackLivesMatter protests in New York City… could they?

January 7, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

Mayors Fiorello La Guardia, John Lindsay and Rudy Giuliani all survived clashes with the PBA. Bill de Blasio will too.

 

December 28, 2014

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014