When the police pulled their guns on my middle-aged mom, a white motorist pulled up to tell them what a good job they were doing.
Black people are twice as likely to be pulled over as whites — and three times more likely to experience the use of force afterward.
The war abroad and the war at home are both fueled by a fear of encroaching chaos — and it’s hard to miss the racist subtext.
Not 50 new laws. Fifty new crimes. That’s criminal.
Black Women Labor Leaders Call for an End to Violence Against Black Youth and Those Who Stand Up for Them
“The crosshairs trained on our children are now turned on us when we stand up to call out injustice in our criminal justice system.”
Let’s make sure our penalties amount to penalties for everyone.
When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something’s deeply wrong.
Spying on protesters is the worst violation of our freedom.
Those very same pilotless, remote-controlled, undetectable planes that the CIA has been secretly using to spy on and bomb people in Pakistan and elsewhere are headed to our local police departments.
The Honduran military not only ousted a president. It has militarized society by elbowing aside the police.
Strip searches are now legal after arrests for violating leash laws or riding a bicycle without an audible bell.
Law enforcement officials say the number of violent encounters with anti-government “sovereign citizens” is rising.
The Occupy movement has made millions of Americans think harder about our economic, environmental, and political realities, and that has the potential to change everything.
Lt. John Pike hosed down a line of silent, passive, determined, and frightened students, as if they were nothing more than weeds he needed to kill.
Highlighting New Issues in Ending Violence Against Women; More Women Afraid To Come Forward And Access Services
Congressional leaders will participate in ad-hoc hearing examining violence against immigrant women this Thursday on Capitol Hill.