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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 13, 2010

    Justice at Last?

    Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she’d never gotten any answers. 

    Esther Kaplan

  • May 10, 2007

    MacArthur Park

    Advocates pushing for reform and immigrants clamoring for justice in the streets will not forget the recent violence in Los Angeles.

    The Editors

  • May 8, 2007

    Philadelphia Law

    The City of Philadelphia seems poised to pay the price for being an overzealous host to the GOP.

    Deb Schwartz

  • January 27, 2000

    Crazed Cops, ‘Fallen Heroes’

    Those endless wars on crime and drugs–a staple of 90 percent of America’s politicians these last thirty years–have engendered not merely our 2 million prisoners but a vindictive hysteria that p

    Alexander Cockburn

  • April 8, 1999

    Parents and Police

    David Dinkins, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities got the headlines, submitting to arrest at New York’s One Police Plaza to protest the death of unarmed Amadou Diallo at the hands of the NYPD’

    The Editors


  • February 18, 1999

    When Cops Are Killers

    “Justice for Amadou Diallo!” has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed West African immigrant as he stood outside his apartment.

    Angela Ards