police state

The Restless Youth Issue

No Matter the Election Results, Parisian Youth Are Crying 'F*ck the Police'

There is also an insoluble quality to French police violence, which resists being explained by recent laws or electoral politics.
Yohann Koshy

Should America's Cops Be Protected by Hate Crime Laws?

Supporters of new pro-cop laws say police are an "oppressed minority," but critics fear the already toxic relationship between law enforcement and people of color will just get worse.
Peter Moskowitz

Friends, Family, and Freddie Gibbs Come Out To Support Tiny Doo, the Rapper Who's in Jail for Making Music

Community leaders and fellow rappers spoke out during Tiny Doo's hearing.
Peter Holslin
Bad Cop Blotter

The Milwaukee Police Officer Who Killed a Schizophrenic Man Got Fired and Nobody's Happy

The officer lost his job, but he probably won't be facing charges for killing someone.
Lucy Steigerwald
Bad Cop Blotter

You Can Get Years in Prison For Bringing Legal Guns to the Wrong State

Throwing people in jail for not knowing the ins and outs of every state's gun control laws is pretty crazy, but it keeps happening across the US.
Lucy Steigerwald
Bad Cop Blotter

NYPD and EMS Workers Failed to Help Eric Garner After Cop Choked Him

By now, you’ve probably heard something about the death of Eric Garner on Thursday in Staten Island, New York City. Turns out EMT workers didn't even try to help him in the minutes after he was choked.
Lucy Steigerwald

A North Korean Feast in Manhattan with Recent Defector Joo Yang

Joo Yang, a 23-year-old defector, has brought along some smuggled ingredients from her home country’s black market.
Jakob Dorof

How Tunisians Are Fighting Free Speech Limitations with Slam Poetry

Although the right to free speech and freedom of assembly have improved significantly since Tunisia’s revolution—an uprising that toppled former dictator Ben Ali in 2010—police have continued to target and beat outspoken artists at public...
Mat Nashed

Why Is the CIA So Protective of the Details of One of Its Biggest Blunders?

The agency still refuses to release the last volume of its history of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Matt Taylor
taji's mahal

We Spoke to Wilsonman About the Night NYPD Officers Attacked Him

Recently, I caught up with my friend Wilsonman. A member of the rap group the Stone Rollers Stone Gang, he’s spending his golden years laying down smooth rhymes and frequenting the New York City party scene. Unfortunately, NYPD officers recently beat...
Taji Ameen

The Cops' Military Toys Aren't Just for Catching Terrorists

While the circumstances of the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarneav in Boston last week were unique, the military muscle displayed by law enforcement is hardly reserved for responding to rare acts of terrorism. Increasingly, SWAT teams in tanks are the new...
Lucy Steigerwald