Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Reeves County Detention Center in West Texas, which houses mostly immigrants and was the scene of prisoner unrest in 2008 and 2009, is understaffed and has repeatedly failed to address administrative and security problems, according to a new report (pdf) published Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The 2,400-bed prison, which houses...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Feminist actions are sweeping the globe Friday to honor and demand justice for the 1,138 people, most of them women, killed in the Rana Plaza disaster two years ago. (Photo courtesy of World March of Women)
On two-year anniversary of tragic factory collapse, feminist actions sweep...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Demonstrators still seeking answers over the mysterious and troubling death of...

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New Yorkers acclimated to being terrorized by the NYPD are agog because four young Swedish cops on vacation calmly, humanely stopped a subway beatdown without shedding any blood, breaking any necks, shooting any retreating backs or otherwise launching any unwarranted executions. Back home, Swedes were baffled by the fuss: "If you see something bad, you just do something to help - it's ordinary." The cops were likewise confounded, asking, "Is this a big deal?" Actually... no, it shouldn't be.