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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

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

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

In order to breathe, people have begun to move.

December 9, 2014