A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.
by Julianne Hing on March 1 2013, 9:00AM
Thanks to falling youth crime rates and cash-strapped states (seriously), juveniles are less likely to land in prison. But when it comes to racial disparities, the devil remains in the details.
by Jamilah King on February 27 2013, 8:57AM
In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force to examine the state’s ‘kill at will’ law. Their conclusion? It works just fine.
by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2013, 3:40PM
Hip hop artist Chuck D. was a guest on CNN with Carol Costello earlier today to discuss the impact that the slaying of Trayvon Martin had on the nation one year later. “The bottom line is this: back when I…
by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2013, 9:25AM
One year ago, unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot to death by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. A look at how people from all walks of life came together to support his family and call for justice.
by Jamilah King on February 20 2013, 10:43AM
Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newton.
by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2013, 11:19AM
Joe Jones wants to make it clear he doesn’t support Chris Dorner, he just wants to share his own experience working for the LAPD. On Monday, the former officer posted a note on Facebook detailing experiences he had while in…
by , Jamilah King on February 13 2013, 10:33AM
No, the LAPD didn’t use a drone to track and kill Christopher Dorner. But the devices are still being used in some very unsettling ways to track U.S. citizens on American soil.
by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2013, 11:09AM
The search for the man dubbed the “LAPD Cop Killer” has led to three different innocent people being shot at by Southern California police. All three victims looked nothing like Chris Dorner, the target in the manhunt that’s gone on…
by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2013, 3:44PM
The CEO of the largest private corrections company in the United States wants to wish you a happy Black History Month.
by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2013, 11:47AM
Earlier this week the New York Police Department released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.
On it’s face, reform would mean fewer immigrants locked up. But House GOP and private prison operators are working to make sure that’s not the case.
by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 2:17PM
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey says Chris Brown has given no “credible, competent or verifiable” evidence that he has completed any of his court-ordered community labor LA Times reports: > Prosecutors noted “significant discrepancies” and are asking that…
by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 11:49AM
Colorlines.com’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday for a discussion on gun control.
by Ali Winston on February 5 2013, 8:48AM
The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton’s reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 11:29AM
Phillip Walker Sailors, the man who shot and killed 22-year-old Rodrigo Diaz for pulling in to his driveway is out on bail.
by Nia King on January 28 2013, 9:03AM
Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.
by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2013, 1:07PM
Bratton also served as the New York City Police Commissioner and Boston Police Commissioner.