Topic: Injustice system

  • America's firing line

    The frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. has people around the world wondering, "What is it with Americans and guns?"

  • They can't fight for themselves

    Feras Morad and Hector Morejon were unarmed, but Long Beach police killed them anyway. Their families are fighting back.

  • Arrested by a racist in Seattle

    An activist who was racially profiled, falsely arrested and brutalized speaks out for the right to organize and demonstrate.

  • Why did de Blasio capitulate?

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to hire some 1,300 new cops is another sign that he's no progressive savior.

  • Fear wave stalks Gotham!!

    A small increase in some crimes has the New York media and police advocates whipping up a hysteria about the return of the "bad old days."

  • Bad apples and a rotten orchard

    Eric Casebolt's resignation shows the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement, but also perhaps a new strategy by police.

  • Meet the victims of mass incarceration

    A prison justice activist recounts her trip with three dozen family members to visit their loved ones locked away inside an Illinois prison.

  • Justice for Albert Woodfox and the Angola 3

    A man who has spent four decades in solitary confinement deserves nothing less than immediate and unconditional release.

  • Confronting the incarceration nation

    Mass incarceration is a system of social control based on racism, but its hold extends over the entire working class population of the U.S.

  • No swimming, no peace

    Protesters took to the streets of McKinney, Texas, in response to a sickening racist assault on Black teenagers for the crime of "swimming while Black."

  • Tortured to death in New York City

    Traumatized by years of torture in New York jails, Kalief Browder took his own life--after bravely exposing the horrors he had faced.

  • The broken system that killed my son

    The mother of a police murder victim in Boston is still fighting for justice, but Black Lives Matter has given her hope.

  • She kept fighting against the odds

    An exonerated prisoner pays tribute to Paula Cooper, once the youngest prisoner on Indiana's death row, after her tragic death.

  • Wanted by police for being a hero

    Ramsey Orta has faced retaliation from the New York Police Department ever since he filmed the murder of Eric Garner.

  • What's next for Rodney Reed?

    Activism won a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed--and now he must be freed from death row.

  • Cleveland's criminal cops

    An agreement with the Justice Department will place restrictions on Cleveland police--but will it have any affect in reining in their toxic violence?

  • Bill Bratton's broken excuse

    The NYPD commissioner is claiming young New Yorkers oppose Broken Windows because they're spoiled by low crime rates.

  • Still searching for justice for our children

    A group of mothers gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their pain, sadness and anger at continuing police violence.

  • Justice denied in Madison

    People took to the streets in Madison, Wisconsin, after the announcement that the officer who killed an unarmed teenager wouldn't face any charges.

  • Police, violence and the two Baltimores

    The Baltimore Uprising comes in the context of increasing economic inequality, felt disproportionately by African Americans.

  • From the streets of Baltimore

    This photo essay from Baltimore shows the masses of people marching for Freddie Gray--and the cops who tried to stop them.

  • What we saw in Baltimore

    Without so much as a word of solidarity, a reader has unfairly accused us of pathologizing the Baltimore uprising.

  • Defying an unjust curfew

    Baltimore protesters defied a curfew to link the struggle against police murder to those of prisoners and public housing residents.

  • Dirty tricks of the state

    There is a long history of police use of "underdcover" provocateurs to create justifications for police riots and arrests.

  • When did de Blasio become Giuliani?

    Continuing his rightward shift on policing, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the NYPD's repression at a recent march.