Threats to Liberty
Conspiracy theorists worried about imaginary government oppression dismiss real government oppression.
Cops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
Why the Feds Can’t Charge Darren WilsonThey should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown.
Déjà BlueNew York City’s largest police union thinks it’s under attack by de Blasio. It’s felt that way about every mayor.
Why Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Our System for Prosecuting Cops Is BrokenHere’s a better way to pursue justice when police officers kill in the line of duty.
A New Danger in FergusonThe senseless shooting of two police officers threatens to end a reform movement that was just beginning.
Ferguson’s True CriminalsThe city’s police, city, and courts unjustly targeted blacks with a violation of their most basic rights.
Cop DramaPolice shouldn’t fear policing reforms. Accountability and community outreach makes their jobs easier and safer.
Battered and BluePolice departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
What White Privilege Really MeansIt’s not about what whites get. It’s about what blacks don’t.
Cut Off From a Sex Life Too SoonAfter her husband died, she wrote to Dear Prudence saying, “I think I’m going to die if I don’t have sex soon.”
Informed BiasWhile blacks see the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island almost identically, whites see them as dramatically different. Why is that?
A Tale of Two CitiesWhether body cams succeed in increasing police transparency depends entirely on training and policies.
Grand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.