Police and Law Enforcement

Concerning Pee-Wee, Townshend and Ritter Concerning Pee-Wee, Townshend and Ritter

The worse the state treats kids, the more the state's prosecutors chase after inoffensive "perverts" in the private sector who have committed the so-called crime of getting sex...

Jan 30, 2003 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Reasons for Doubt Reasons for Doubt

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges, lawyers and witnesses.

Dec 12, 2002 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Legal Victory for Airport Screeners Legal Victory for Airport Screeners

A federal judge hands nine workers an unexpected victory in their battle against a law requiring citizenship for all airport screeners.

Dec 3, 2002 / Feature / Michael Flaherty

Home on the Range Home on the Range

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like this: "You have the right to remain...

Oct 17, 2002 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

The Cops Are Watching You The Cops Are Watching You

September 11 is being used as a reason to build up police intelligence units.

May 16, 2002 / Feature / Bob Dreyfuss

Policing the Color Line Policing the Color Line

Two books on modern policing and the racial dynamics that go with it.

Sep 13, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Christian Parenti

The Sultan’s Brother Does a Service to Humanity The Sultan’s Brother Does a Service to Humanity

The brother of the Sultan of Brunei Set out to see how much a guy could buy, And fifteen billion's what he finally spent Before the sultan voiced some discontent. The guilt o...

Aug 23, 2001 / Column / Calvin Trillin

The Left Taught Him How to Do It The Left Taught Him How to Do It

The leftists organizing in Vermont since the 1970s prepared the ground for James Jeffords's jump, and he never would have done it without them. In the 1970s and 1980s Democrats h...

May 31, 2001 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

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

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