Articles tagged with crime-and-prison

Sonali Chakravarti

Just as abolitionists fought the Fugitive Slave Act, those resisting the criminalization of reproductive health can employ jury nullification.

Joseph Margulies

Draconian individual punishment distracts from systemic change and reinforces the cruelest and most racist system of incarceration on the planet.

Kathleen Belew David Hogg Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The strategy of “leaderless resistance” has allowed white power activists to disguise the extent of their organizing.

Stuart Schrader

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Stuart Streichler

Amidst the January 6 hearings, the fiftieth anniversary of Nixon’s scandal reminds us that it has only gotten harder to hold presidents accountable.

David Hogg Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

David Hogg and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discuss replacement theory, the gunman’s manifesto, and how we organize against violent white supremacy.

Matt Nadel

Angel Francisco Breard was executed by Virginia in contempt of a treaty that required his home country to be notified when he was first charged. What difference might it have made if the U.S. had obeyed the law?

Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Katharine S. Walter

Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.

Nia T. Evans

We need to reckon with police lies not only as a form of individual misconduct but as a matter of political speech.