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Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

Protest against Stop-and-Frisk

There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.

Cleveland sheriff's van

Reliance on the criminal justice system as the primary solution to intimate partner violence is a long-standing point of debate in the movement to end it.

West, TX

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

Floyd v. New York

At the same time that Brooklyn residents poured into the streets over the killing of Kimani Gray, NYPD officers took the stand to describe the department's racist tactics.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck

The LAPD is supposed to have cleaned up its act under the tenure of Police Chief Charlie Beck. But his record is rife with denials and whitewashes.

kimani gray

News stories that followed the NYPD’s killing of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy show how we criminalize people based on race and geography.

Police academy graduates

The department’s emphasis on numbers and the union's cooperation has led to millions of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks.

Blogs

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

The numbers look good. Someday they won’t. Let’s not talk about them so much.

March 12, 2014

Overall stops and arrests are down, but arrests of panhandlers and peddlers are way up.

March 6, 2014

An internal review of the US Border Patrol raises serious questions about the agency’s use-of-force policy.

February 28, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Kang Wong’s case highlights the need for language access services in police departments.

January 21, 2014

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

Mayor de Blasio inherits an intelligence apparatus that has spied on Muslims, infiltrated protest groups and created a huge electronic surveillance network.

January 17, 2014

Surveillance footage of Kelly Thomas’s death in 2011 sparked national outcry.

January 14, 2014