Police brutality

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Johannes Mehserle's sentence for killing Oscar Grant has been decried as less than Michael Vick was given for killing dogs.

Nov 9, 2010 / The Notion / Laura Flanders

Slide Show: Reconstructing the Story of the Storm

Slide Show: Reconstructing the Story of the Storm Slide Show: Reconstructing the Story of the Storm

Editor’s note: To mark the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are presenting once again this slide show of images and recollections, first published on August 26, 201…

Aug 26, 2010 / Photo Essay / The Nation

Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings

Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings

Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans...

Aug 26, 2010 / Nation in the News / Press Room

Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings

Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings

Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The ...

Aug 26, 2010 / Video / Frontline

Wednesday’s Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings Wednesday’s Frontline on PBS Investigates Post-Katrina Police Shootings

Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned to death in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The case was mysterious from the start, but it wasn't until A.C. Thompson's 2009 article for The Nation, "Body of Evidence," that a real investigation began. Under pressure from The Nation, from advocacy groups like ColorofChange.org and from extensive, ground-breaking collaborative reporting by investigative-journalism non-profit Pro Publica & the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a formal investigation was launched. Earlier this year an indictment was handed down in the case.  On Wednesday night PBS's FRONTLINE profiles the Glover case—along with five other stories about post-Katrina police shootings—in the hour-long documentary "Law & Disorder." A collaborative effort between FRONTLINE, Pro Publica and the Times-Picayune, "Law & Disorder" expanded the Glover investigation into a multi-year inquiry into the NOPD and post-Katrina violence. You can watch a preview here, and check the FRONTLINE website for air-times and the full episode. The show premieres Wednesday night at 9PM.  You can watch an interview with A.C. Thompson, now a staff reporter with Pro Publica, here.

Aug 24, 2010 / Nation in the News / Press Room

Conversation: A.C. Thompson and Jacques Morial on Post-Katrina Police Violence Conversation: A.C. Thompson and Jacques Morial on Post-Katrina Police Violence

In the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police department were responsible for much of the deadly violence.

Aug 11, 2010 / Video / The Nation on Grit TV

Charges in Police Killings Just a Start Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

If a federal investigation's good enough for New Orleans, how about Oakland too?

Jul 14, 2010 / The Notion / Laura Flanders

Justice at Last? 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 Mississ...

Feb 13, 2010 / The Notion / Esther Kaplan

MacArthur Park MacArthur Park

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

May 10, 2007 / Editorial / The Editors

Philadelphia Law Philadelphia Law

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

May 8, 2007 / Editorial / Deb Schwartz

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