Police and Law Enforcement

The Crackdown on Dissent The Crackdown on Dissent

Police are up to old tricks: disrupting and spying on legal political activities.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Abby Scher

Caught in the WAVE Caught in the WAVE

A corporate antiviolence program targets students who don't fit in.

Nov 16, 2000 / Feature / Jane Spencer

A DNA Balance Sheet A DNA Balance Sheet

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

Nov 10, 2000 / Feature / Jonathan Kimmelman

Just a Needle-Stick Away Just a Needle-Stick Away

In New Mexico, communists who fail to register their party affiliation with the state commit a felony. Under New Mexico's DNA databanking law, if they are caught they are require...

Nov 10, 2000 / Feature / Jonathan Kimmelman

LAPD: Law and Disorder LAPD: Law and Disorder

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

Mar 22, 2000 / Editorial / Tom Hayden

Cops and Dogs 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.

Mar 9, 2000 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Crazed Cops, ‘Fallen Heroes’ 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 vindictiv...

Jan 27, 2000 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

‘Finality’ or Justice? ‘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 Micha...

Sep 18, 1999 / Column / Katha Pollitt

The Trials of the Millennium 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 lis...

Apr 21, 1999 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Parents and Police 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 h...

Apr 8, 1999 / Editorial / The Editors