Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.
Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.
There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.
Sex, or the fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare as racism.
Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.
Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.
Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.