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  • November 10, 2000

    A DNA Balance Sheet

    DNA testing can convict the guilty; it can also destroy the privacy of millions.

    Jonathan Kimmelman

  • March 22, 2000

    LAPD: Law and Disorder

    Can you top this? seems to be the theme of the escalating police scandal in Los Angeles.

    Tom Hayden

  • March 9, 2000

    Cops and Dogs

    In California, as in most states, any election aftermath involves a wan hunt for silver linings. As always, it's hard to find them.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • 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

  • September 18, 1999

    ‘Finality’ or Justice?

    Remember the bizarre daycare center "ritual abuse" trials of the eighties--the McMartin case in Los Angeles, the Little Rascals case in Edenton, North Carolina, the Kelly Michaels case in New J

    Katha Pollitt

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  • April 21, 1999

    The Trials of the Millennium

    As New York City braces itself for the trials of two sets of police officers accused in the injury of Abner Louima and the death of Amadou Diallo, perhaps it's time to cull a list of things we ha

    Patricia J. Williams

  • 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, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

    Angela Ards