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Police and Law Enforcement

Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 8, 2007

    Philadelphia Law

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

    Deb Schwartz

  • March 28, 2007

    Surveillance Makes You Paranoid

    Reports that New York police conducted sweeping nationwide surveillance of people suspected of anti-Bush sentiment in 2004 just might scare us into silence.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 21, 2005

    Blackwater Down

    With military and law enforcement forces combing New Orleans in the wake of the storm, why did the federal government feel compelled to hire private security firms Blackwater USA and BATS to keep the peace?

    Jeremy Scahill

  • September 1, 2005

    Spying on the Protesters

    It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

    John S. Friedman

  • October 14, 2004

    Reforming Three Strikes

    In November, California voters will have their first chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for rel

    Louis Freedberg


  • September 2, 2004

    Defying Convention

    This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.

    Liza Featherstone

  • August 26, 2004

    The War on Dissent

    When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.

    Nancy Chang

  • April 8, 2004

    Justice in Philly (Finally)

    Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer

    Michael Blanding

  • April 1, 2004

    Lying in Wait

    On the eve of mass protests, police tell tales that turn out not to be true.

    David Graeber

  • February 12, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

    David Cole