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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.

Muslim students

A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.

Ahmed Ferhani

The government says he is a terrorist. But his conversations with undercover police tell a different story.

Drug search

The unwinnable war transforms a freedom-loving republic into a freedom-fearing national security state.

 

Stop and Frisk

Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.

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

Blogs

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

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