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Police and Law Enforcement
Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation
October 20, 2017
The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent
The government keeps expanding its efforts to prosecute J20 protesters, and this should alarm all of us.
October 19, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.
Protesting players have wrung major concessions out of the NFL.
October 18, 2017
Prosecutors Are Banding Together to Prevent Criminal-Justice Reform
A new investigation shows that DA associations are thwarting changes to the death penalty, sentencing, and more.
October 16, 2017
Join Chicago Activists in Their Fight Against a $95 Million Police-Training Academy
They are demanding that the funds be spent on resources like schools, clinics, and housing.
October 12, 2017
Despite ‘Sanctuary City’ Status, Chicago Police Feed Trump’s Deportation Machine
Activists challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to live up to the city’s immigrant-friendly rhetoric.
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October 12, 2017
The Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad
This army strategist says today’s policing is looking more and more like a military operation.
October 11, 2017
The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go
The nation’s largest police organization pursues policies that have deadly consequences for communities of color.
October 4, 2017
The Term ‘Terrorism’ Is a State Weapon
We don’t fight racist double standards by labeling the Las Vegas attacker a terrorist.
September 22, 2017
4 Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality
Police don’t need better training; they need to stop treating noncompliance as justification for violence.
David M. Perry
September 19, 2017
Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?
You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.