Topic: Injustice system

  • Victories against police repression

    Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

  • Chicago police justify another killing

    Friends and neighbors of Raason "Lil B" Shaw say there are many reasons to doubt the Chicago cops' story about his death.

  • Still in Attica after 40 years

    Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim, one of the longest held political prisoners in the world, has a parole hearing in June.

  • Raising babies in prison

    The expansion of prison mother-infant programs coincides with the ever-increasing incarceration of women in the U.S.

  • Why was Jawhari shot?

    Jawhari Smith was shot in the head by an Austin police officer on March 18--but the reasons why depend on who you ask.

  • Will a police torturer walk?

    Jon Burge may be released to a halfway house--while some of the men he tortured up to 40 years ago are still locked up.

  • Still waiting on justice for juvenile lifers

    In Illinois, 37-year-old Adolfo Davis has a chance at living life outside of prison for the first time since he was 14 years old.

  • Holding the cops accountable

    Protesters gathered in front of San Diego's Hall of Justice to demand accountability for police charged with assaulting women.

  • Life under the New Jim Crow

    A pastor recounts how a young woman who attends his church was subjected to harsh treatment because of the color of her skin.

  • Oscar's legacy is alive

    A leading voice in the campaign to win justice for Oscar Grant learns how the struggle has affected a new generation.

  • Oakland sit-in to win justice

    Eight people were arrested in Oakland during a protest calling on the California Attorney General to prosecute killer cops.

  • No solution to a terrible crime

    The police, media and politicians' response to a public outcry over a recent rape won't make Chicago's streets safer.

  • How many more Trayvons?

    Michael Dunn, the white man who killed Black teenager Jordan Davis in cold blood, will go to prison, but not for murdering Davis.

  • Protesting the living nightmare at Menard

    A hunger strike is underway at Illinois' Menard prison against dehumanizing policies and appalling conditions.

  • The deadly toll of drug prohibition

    The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has opened up a space to talk about how the "war on drugs" kills heroin users.

  • Paralyzed and still put to death

    Texas carried out the legal lynching of a woman who was paralyzed and endured a history of mental illness.

  • A more diverse Boston police?

    The appointment of Black officers to top positions in the Boston Police Department won't make for a kinder, gentler force.

  • How our universities teach violence

    The recent tragedy at Purdue reminded me that a university isn't an isolated island of learning, immune to the militarization of the outside world.

  • Misdirecting the torture commission

    People who say they support crime victims are obstructing a commission hearing claims of Chicago police torture.

  • The fight goes on for Rodney Reed

    News of the denial of Rodney Reed's appeal has devastated his family and supporters, but they are vowing to continue the fight.

  • Police killers go free in Southern California

    The trial of cops who murdered Kelly Thomas in a grisly beating captured on videotape ended in a not-guilty verdict.

  • Justice for Jackson

    Activists want the Austin Police Department to admit responsibility for racial profiling and the death of Larry Jackson Jr.

  • Demanding justice for Chuy

    A group of peaceful protesters in Durham, N.C., were attacked by police with tear gas at a rally for slain teenager Chuy Huerta.

  • We don't want Bratton back

    Anti-police brutality activists are responding in anger to New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's choice for police commissioner.

  • They killed Jose twice

    Jose de la Trinidad was killed twice--once by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bullets, and again in the media.