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Stop and frisk
Stop and frisk news and analysis from The Nation
February 27, 2020
What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life
If he becomes the nominee, then the Democratic Party will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the billionaire.
December 13, 2019
Why Is the Media So Obsessed With Michael Bloomberg?
The 77-year-old billionaire was a terrible mayor of New York City who only exacerbated inequality.
August 7, 2017
This Police-Reform Activist Wants to Be Mayor of New York
Robert Gangi is running a long-shot challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio—from the left.
November 17, 2016
Rudolph Giuliani Can’t Stand the Constitution
Remember when he was mayor?
Alex S. Vitale
September 26, 2016
The Case Against Prisons
Alternatives to imprisonment are working around the world—so why isn’t the United States on board?
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August 16, 2016
If You Want to Know the Truth About the Criminal-Justice System, Talk to This Private Investigator
In this age of racial profiling, mandatory sentencing, and execution-by-cop, defending people is nearly impossible.
May 13, 2016
Is There Hope for the Chicago Police Department?
Yes, but only if we abandon the failed menu of governmental responses to policing scandals. Here’s what we should do.
February 11, 2015
Why Did a ‘Liberal’ Critique of Bill de Blasio Distort His Record?
Noam Scheiber says the mayor should focus more on economic populism—but neglects to mention his big wins for New Yorkers.
February 10, 2015
From ‘Victim’ to ‘Threat’: James Baldwin and the Demands of Self-Respect
Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.
Mychal Denzel Smith
September 3, 2014
How the Government Created ‘Stop-and-Frisk for Latinos’
Indiscriminate stops and mobile fingerprinting in the Big Easy represent a frightening new frontier in immigration enforcement.