The Empty Portland Jail That's Being Used as the Set of an Anti-Prison Web Series
A vacant 525-bed Oregon prison has been used to film TV shows like "Portlandia," but now the facility is being used to showcase America's obsession with mass incarceration and solitary confinement.
Don’t Expect the NYPD to Change in 2014
Around the holidays, stories of heroic cops like Officer Carlos Ramos—who gave his sweatshirt to a freezing homeless man on the street—are trumpeted as examples of the boys in blue displaying goodwill towards men. Whether that yuletide spirit will...
Surveillance Culture Is Not a Two-Way Street
As the surveillance activity of the state has ramped up over the past several decades, the surveillance of the state by ordinary citizens has become increasingly punished. Whistleblowers get locked up and people who simply film police beatings are...
Testilying: Cops Are Liars Who Get Away with Perjury
Misrepresentation, deception, and outright lying appear to be part of a police officer’s job description, so much so that the term “testilying,” now common vernacular for police falsifications, was actually coined by NYPD officers as something of an...