A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
The spectre of Dred Scott is haunting St. Louis.
Abolition is not about transforming the police, it is about transforming the nation.
Is policing a public good gone bad?
Tracey L. Meares, Vesla M. Weaver
Policing as we know it must be abolished before it can be transformed.
Tracey L. Meares
Public safety is precisely why sanctuary cities are a good idea.
A historian uncovered an archive of massacre at Attica—only to have the records disappear.
Robert T. Chase
Throughout the twentieth century, bipartisan consensus was that black youth were latent criminals in need of abundant policing.
Kelly Lytle Hernández
A Massachusetts high court ruling acknowledges that black men aren’t wrong for wanting to run from police.
Undocumented immigrants face horrible conditions in U.S. detention, with little legal recourse.
The DOJ says it will stop using private prisons. The truth is more complicated.
Debt still sends many people—especially black people—to jail.
Images of police violence against African Americans have a radical heritage.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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