Police State

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Blackwater security guards in Iraq. (Photo: Heath Powell/cc/flickr)
Following the sentencing of four private security guards convicted in the notorious 2007 massacre of innocent Iraqi civilians, attention has shifted to the growing role such private mercenaries are having on battlefields throughout the world. On Monday, three former employees of Blackwater Worldwide were given thirty-year prison sentences while...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"After a winter of murder after murder, video upon video, passivity has been cracked," declared protest organizer Carl Dix in New York City on April 14, 2015. (Photo: Stop Mass Incarceration Network/ Twitter)
Seizing on the growing backlash against police brutalization and discriminatory...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Proponents of criminal justice reform began a nine-day, 250-mile march from New...


Marking this "holiday of horrors," another black guy dies - this time on video - another white cop walks. The failure of a New York grand jury to indict Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death quickly sparked a righteous wave of protests and furious chants of "This Stops Today." A stunningly tone-deaf NYPD offered the hashtag #Wehearyou and the vow they're "committed to rebuilding public trust." Hey NYPD: The people have had it. Eric Garner's father: "There is no justice system."