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Police and Law Enforcement

Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 16, 2010

    The Hidden Cost of DNA Banking

    "Bio-prospecting" is unreflective--and unregulated.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • February 13, 2010

    Justice at Last?

    Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she'd never gotten any answers. 

    Esther Kaplan

  • July 29, 2009

    Class, Not ‘Race’

    No racial profiling took place with Henry Louis Gates Jr.; it's not the "teachable moment" for which many are so understandably eager.

    Eric Alterman

  • April 28, 2008

    Justice for Sean Bell

    Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.

    VideoNation and Brett Story

  • March 4, 2008

    Two Angry Men

    Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.

    Robert Perkinson


  • January 10, 2008

    Repress U

    Surveillance 101: Big Brother goes to college.

    Michael Gould-Wartofsky

  • August 23, 2007

    Locked Up in New Orleans

    In response to a crime wave, police are imprisoning a record number of nonviolent offenders.

    Robin Templeton

  • May 10, 2007

    MacArthur Park

    Advocates pushing for reform and immigrants clamoring for justice in the streets will not forget the recent violence in Los Angeles.

    the Editors

  • 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