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Council members demanded answers from Mayor Bloomberg's representative just one day after a video released by The Nation documented an abusive stop.

Stop-and-frisk victim

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.

Prison

Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.

J. Edgar Hoover, 1961

Tim Weiner’s Enemies is not so much a history of the FBI as a compendium of interesting historical material.

CeaseFire Chicago, pioneered by an infectious disease expert, has been heralded as an unprecedented success. Will a summer spike in homicides threaten the program in other cities where it is just taking hold?

Several thousand people marched in silence down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on June 17 to demand an end to the New York Police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.

In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.

The Outrage of Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.

Blogs

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

The way we use the police in this country is inherently discriminatory. 

October 31, 2014

People in law enforcement need to re-evaluate their responsibilities.

October 23, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Police interactions have gone viral, but will that stop the brutality?

October 16, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.

October 8, 2014

A guilty verdict does not undo the racist world we live in.

October 2, 2014