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.
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.
Close encounters of the lower-tech kind.
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.
There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.
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.
Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.
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.
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.