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Trayvon Martin poster

With this example, what message are vigilantes like George Zimmerman supposed to take away?

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.

Blogs

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha encountered the NYPD at a club. A fellow NBA player had been stabbed. This interaction ended with Sefolosha being done for the season.

April 10, 2015

In Wisconsin, where another African-American man has been killed, a new law requires outside review of officer-involved deaths.

March 9, 2015

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