Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.
Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.
by Kai Wright on December 16 2011, 10:20AM
The poverty in which millions of people of color live is not accidental. It’s the result of decades of political choices that first created ghettos and then left them prey to a growing industry that profits from their existence. The Bronx offers a uniquely clear example.
by Curtis Stephen on November 1 2011, 9:45AM
When a 34-year-old mom was gunned down by stray bullets, her murder gripped the city and made global headlines. The news cycle has moved on, but Brownsville remains as flooded as ever with guns.
by Gabriel Thompson on August 25 2011, 9:06AM
From a distance—the perspective from which immigration is too often discussed—this small town seems like an apt illustration of why Alabama should crack down on immigrants. Up close, it’s clear immigration is actually saving Russellville.
by Sean O'Neill on August 18 2011, 10:02AM
On this bus, you can see the exhaustion that often comes with low-wage labor in the birthplace of capitalism—and with being the cultural scapegoat for the increasing anxieties of the British middle class.
by Liliana Segura on August 4 2011, 10:03AM
Angola is the largest maximum-security prison in the country. At least 90 percent of its inmates will die there. And Evangelical Warden Burl Cain has made sure their lives look as much like “slavery times” as possible.
by Debbie Nathan on June 14 2011, 8:56AM
After losing his son to drug violence, a renowned Mexican artist set out on a cross-country trek to dramatize the death that our failed, militaristic response to narcotics has spawned.
by Jen Marlowe on June 1 2011, 9:00AM
While human rights advocates work furiously to stop the execution of man they say is innocent, he’s been focused on raising his sister’s son into a proud young man.
by Roberto Lovato on March 31 2011, 10:56AM
Salvadorans watch uneasily as a new leftist government militarizes daily life in the same way the old right-wing one did—only now, they hunt narcos instead of communists.
by Roberto Lovato on December 3 2010, 10:06AM
As world leaders gather for climate talks on one side of town, Roberto Lovato visits the other, where the turmoil of climate change threatens hearts and minds, too.
by Hatty Lee on October 5 2010, 9:34AM
Amid raging violence, families and friends still find joy.
by Brentin Mock on August 17 2010, 9:57AM
Oil spill workers describe 12-hour days, patronizing rules and bunking in a floating motel. It’s a terrible job that they’re thrilled to have.