Slave Patrols

The Troubled Origins of American Policing

olice shootings of unarmed African-American men have stimulated discussion about a “police crisis” in the U.S. For those of us who have studied the ongoing conflict between the police and … [Read More...]

jerry powers

LA Times: County MUST Stop Flunking Public Safety Realignment

Over the weekend, the editors of the Los Angeles Times published another strong editorial that we could have written ourselves. Here is an excerpt: "The state's (by far) largest county ought to be a … [Read More...]

Alice Goffman

Powerful TED Talk on the Roundup of Black and Brown Youth

How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison Alice Goffman did six years of field work on police-community interaction in Philadelphia. She tells a powerful story of two pathways … [Read More...]

Ban the Box on Housing

Keep Families Together: Ban the Box on Housing

nnie Malcom, a 24-year-old working mother, and her five-year-old daughter Sarah are about to be homeless. Having gotten her life on track a while ago, they sit currently on the verge of homelessness … [Read More...]

Freedom Songs

Freedom Songs: Reading the Bible With and For the Oppressed

Mark the Date and Tell Your Friends: "Freedom Songs Is Coming June 13th! onservative supporters of tough-on-crime policies often assume that they have the Bible on their side ("an eye for an eye," … [Read More...]

Mentally Ill Inmates Abused

Mentally Ill Inmates Routinely Physically Abused

entally ill inmates in prisons and jails across the United States are subjected to routine physical abuse by guards, including being doused with chemical sprays, shocked with electronic stun guns and … [Read More...]

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