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?
Reporting on protests is no easy job—just ask the thirty-six reporters arrested while covering the Occupy movement. Do reporters have a right to gather the news?
The militarization of our police forces has turned a vital public-safety institution against its own people.
Brutality is an old problem, one that has worsened under the government of Luis Fortuño.