Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.
Surveillance 101: Big Brother goes to college.
In response to a crime wave, police are imprisoning a record number of nonviolent offenders.
Reports that New York police conducted sweeping nationwide surveillance of people suspected of anti-Bush sentiment in 2004 just might scare us into silence.
With military and law enforcement forces combing New
Orleans in the wake of the storm, why did the federal government feel compelled to hire private security firms Blackwater USA and BATS to keep the peace?
It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.
In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.
When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.
Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer