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October 21, 2021
Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?
Both the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the recent kidnapping of the Christian missionaries should be seen as a kind of blowback—blowback that has exposed our deplorable and failed policy in Haiti.
November 25, 2020
Good Times and End Times on 26th and Folsom
The weed is legal, the virus is spiking, and kids dream of robots protecting their families from the landlord.
November 28, 2018
They’re Refugees, Fleeing Gang Violence and Domestic Abuse. Why Won’t the Trump Administration Let Them In?
How one immigration case has led to a major impact on asylum claims.
May 23, 2018
Gang Members Are Not ‘Animals’
Trump’s dehumanizing language provides cover to his real goal: deporting black and Latino immigrants, including those with no criminal connections.
January 12, 2018
How a Group Policing Model Is Criminalizing Whole Communities
While the Ceasefire model of policing looks progressive, its reliance on collective punishment is anything but.
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January 11, 2018
Should Celebrities Really Run For President?
John Nichols on Oprah, Harold Meyerson on California’s resistance to Trump, and Father Greg Boyle on ex-gang members.
Start Making Sense
April 20, 2017
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
October 27, 2016
The United States of Anxiety, Episode 6: Drugs, Gang Violence, and Other Suburban Problems
What does all of that have to do with Trump’s appeal?
October 24, 2016
America’s Refusal to Control Firearms Is Killing Teens at an Absurd Rate
And no, most gun deaths aren’t “gang related.”
September 1, 2016
Footage of the Largest Gang Raid in NYPD History Reveals the Agency’s Military-Style Tactics
Incoming police commissioner James O’Neill oversaw the arrests.