Police and Law Enforcement

Yale University students reoccupy a central lawn on campus and establish a second Gaza Solidarity camp after the first tents were taken down by campus police, April 26, 2024, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Universities Like Mine Are Providing an Authoritarian Blueprint for Trump Universities Like Mine Are Providing an Authoritarian Blueprint for Trump

The potential next president and his allies are looking at the campus-led crackdown on free speech as a perfect dress rehearsal.

May 9, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché, authors of the new book “How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement against Imprisonment.”

The Work of Abolishing Prisons: A Q&A With Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché The Work of Abolishing Prisons: A Q&A With Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché

A conversation with Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché about their new book, How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment.

May 9, 2024 / Q&A / Victoria Law

Peggy Noonan

Campus Protesters Were Right to Spurn Peggy Noonan, Emblem of Media Obtuseness Campus Protesters Were Right to Spurn Peggy Noonan, Emblem of Media Obtuseness

Our narcissistic media elite doesn’t understand why their lies have made young people wary.

May 6, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, speaks at a press conference on February 8, 2024.

Eric Adams Is the Lying Face of the Campus Crackdown Eric Adams Is the Lying Face of the Campus Crackdown

New York’s mayor is the right man for the job of standing up for the indefensible.

May 3, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A view of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University in New York City on April 23, 2024.

The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is. The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is.

The narrative of protesters endangering Jewish students has been used to justify police repression. But at the Columbia encampment, I saw a commitment to confronting antisemitism....

May 3, 2024 / Hadas Thier

Gaza Solidarity Encampment Removal Protest

Scenes From the Gaza Solidarity Encampments Scenes From the Gaza Solidarity Encampments

We asked five student writers to talk about the pro-Palestine protests at their schools, how their administrations have responded, and what the next steps are for organizers.

May 3, 2024 / Comment / StudentNation

A large crowd of NYPD officers in riot gear on the Columbia campus.

Columbia’s Violence Against Protesters Has a Long History Columbia’s Violence Against Protesters Has a Long History

An overlooked history of selective policing at Columbia has undermined the safety of those within as well as beyond campus walls.

May 3, 2024 / T. M. Song

NYPD officers load protesters calling for a cease-fire in Gaza onto MTA buses on April 23, 2024.

MTA Bus Drivers Don’t Work for the Cops MTA Bus Drivers Don’t Work for the Cops

The six bus drivers who walked off the job rather than transport protesters slowed the city’s mass-arrest machine by sticking to their union-negotiated contract.

May 2, 2024 / Sophie Hurwitz

At the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, a few hundred people gathered outside Coffman Memorial Union to call for a cease-fire in Gaza before setting up an encampment on the lawn Monday afternoon, April 29, 2024.

The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments

From Minneapolis to Manhattan, the encampments now spreading across college campuses are built on the same principles as abolitionist spaces like George Floyd Square.

May 2, 2024 / Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

The Police Take City College

The Police Take City College The Police Take City College

Scores of people were arrested at the City University of New York on Wednesday—a scene "very reminiscent of the 1968 police crackdowns" at Columbia University, said one protester....

May 1, 2024 / Nicolas Niarchos

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