Rachel M. Cohen

Why I Didn't Vote

I Got Purged from the Voter Rolls While Fighting in the Middle East

I cried when I found out.
Joe Helle
11.1.18
abortion

A Legal War in Arkansas Threatens Abortion Rights Everywhere

A series of court battles over onerous reproductive rights restrictions in one conservative state could help right-wing activists challenge 'Roe v. Wade.'
Rachel M. Cohen
9.7.17
immigration

How Chicago Could Beat Trump in Court

Chicago has been getting slammed by the White House for its murder rate. Now the city is suing the feds for threatening funds over its status as a "sanctuary city."
Rachel M. Cohen
8.9.17
cops

Crooked Chicago Cops May Get Off the Hook Thanks to Trump

Experts and activists say Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using Trump's pro-cop Justice Department to avoid real police reform.
Rachel M. Cohen
6.8.17
immigration

How Schools Are Trying to Make Undocumented Kids and Their Parents Feel Safe

The feds are known to arrest parents dropping their kids off and even kids en route to school. Here's how some cities are fighting back.
Rachel M. Cohen
3.22.17
cops

Baltimore Is Finally Doing Something About Its Notorious Police Force

A consent decree with the feds still needs to be approved by a judge—and enforced by the Trump administration. Still, activists hope times are changing in Charm City.
Rachel M. Cohen
1.12.17
News

The Rush to Rein in Baltimore Cops Before Trump

A police force accused of racism, callousness toward victims of sexual assault, and more may be off the hook once Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office.
Rachel M. Cohen
11.30.16
News

How Cops Have Turned Baltimore into a Surveillance State

Privately funded planes recording city residents from the sky, systematic racism, failed trials for killer cops—can policing get any worse in Baltimore?
Rachel M. Cohen
9.13.16
News

The Freddie Gray Trials Are (Finally) Starting Again in Baltimore

One of the cops who cuffed the 25-year-old in April 2015 is going toe-to-toe with a judge.
Rachel M. Cohen
5.11.16
News

Arrests and Suspensions Are Out of Control in Baltimore Schools

A viral video that surfaced last week of a cop attacking a black student was just the tip of the iceberg.
Rachel M. Cohen
3.9.16
News

Can Baltimore Recover from Its 2015 Murder Wave?

Last year saw record homicides and near-constant shootings in Charm City, especially after Freddie Gray died in police custody. Will 2016 be any different?
Rachel M. Cohen
1.6.16
News

How Baltimore Is Reacting to the Start of the Freddie Gray Trials

Police killings of people of color continue to generate outrage across the country, leaving Baltimore activists to wonder exactly how much they've accomplished since Freddie Gray's death in April.
Rachel M. Cohen
12.1.15
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