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Police and Law Enforcement
Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation
December 11, 2017
It’s Time to End Mass Incarceration
Locking up more and more people for longer and longer won’t make us safer.
Brave New Films
December 1, 2017
Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting
In Baton Rouge, community members protesting Alton Sterling’s death faced police brutality, unjustified arrests, and jail time—and lasting trauma.
November 30, 2017
Activists in Philadelphia Have Reclaimed Control of the City’s Schools
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Philly to Albuquerque and beyond.
November 21, 2017
Do Nothing and Help Dismantle Our Broken Criminal-Justice System
A new “slacktivist” app mines cryptocurrency to pay for bail funds.
November 20, 2017
ICE Admits Gang Operations Are Designed to Lock Up Immigrants
The gang database is a weapon that allows ICE agents to indiscriminately round up immigrants of color.
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November 14, 2017
Prosecutors Keep Their Jobs by Putting People in Jail. Can They Be Leaders in the Fight for Criminal-Justice Reform?
A new wave of “progressive” prosecutors has made big promises. But is it possible for them to bring change when they are so reliant on law enforcement to do their jobs?
November 10, 2017
Philadelphia Just Elected the Most Radical DA in the Country—Now What?
Larry Krasner has pledged to fight mass incarceration, and activists say they’ll be watching.
October 31, 2017
This North Carolina County Has a Thriving Branch of the NAACP—and It’s Mostly White
The chapter reveals the promise and pitfalls of racial-justice solidarity.
October 20, 2017
Abolish the Drug Enforcement Administration
And use the savings to help the poor.
Alex S. Vitale
October 20, 2017
The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent
The government keeps expanding its efforts to prosecute J20 protesters, and this should alarm all of us.