Topic: Injustice system

  • On the road for justice in Minneapolis

    The eruption of protest over a police murder in Minneapolis continues following a highway blockade led to over 50 arrests.

  • Why are the cops so camera shy?

    The heads of the FBI and DEA are the latest officials to claim that police can't do their jobs because of the "Ferguson effect"--fear of public scrutiny.

  • A true-blue liar and thug

    The death of an Illinois police officer was used to smear Black Lives Matter--but now we know the facts about Joe Gliniewicz.

  • A pro-prison backlash in New York City

    The shooting of an NYPD officer is giving momentum to those who want to keep the structures that created mass incarceration.

  • The bullies in blue don't belong in our schools

    Classrooms should be a safe place of learning and growth--which makes the latest video of police brutality against Black youth all the more horrifying.

  • The shared misery of criminal injustice

    When an Illinois woman heard about Sandra Bland's death in police custody, she thought of what the same system did to her son.

  • A strategy session for the pro-police backlash

    Chicago is hosting an annual police chiefs' convention--and protesters plan to make them feel as unwelcome as possible.

  • Chamber of horrors in the middle of New York

    Closing the incarceration factory that produces human rights violations on Rikers Island will require more than half-measures by political leaders.

  • A mighty voice for justice

    She was determined to see her son freed from a wrongful death sentence, and she lived to see what she accomplished.

  • Making excuses for the thugs in blue

    From police officials to prosecutors, and judges to politicians, the idea of holding police accountable is so rare as to be almost non-existent.

  • Thabo Sefolosha chose to fight back

    NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was cleared of the criminal charges brought against him after the NYPD broke his leg.

  • The NYPD is in the dark ages

    A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

  • Keep the guns away from campus cops

    Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

  • Will a killer cop go free in Texas?

    Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

  • Pressure builds to fire a killer cop

    Family members of Chicago police murder victim Rekia Boyd were joined by several hundred supporters for a #SayHerName rally.

  • Using a "crime wave" to cover up their crimes

    The New York Times sounded the alarm about a "startling rise in murders"--and by sheer coincidence, it shifted the spotlight off the killer cops.

  • What's behind the Oakland cops' killing spree?

    The recent deaths of several Black men at the hands of Oakland police is more evidence of entrenched racism and brutality.

  • Why did Ramarley have to die?

    Activists gathered in New York City to demand federal prosecution of the police officer who killed Ramarley Graham.

  • Are the drug warriors ready to surrender?

    What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?

  • Lucha antirracista y elecciones

    Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

  • We want justice for Cierra Finkley

    Activists are rallying to the defense of Cierra Finkley, who is facing years in prison for defending herself from a violent partner.

  • Who will fight for Black lives?

    Raising the Black Lives Matter issue forcefully is important, but the dismissal of potential supporters as racists is a problem.

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • Winning talk isn't winning action

    Democrats have had to offer promises of change, instead of ignoring the issue of racist violence--but that isn't enough.

  • Why is Rafael Peña dead?

    An inmate at a New York correctional facility was found dead after being put in solitary confinement. His family wants answers.