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It Could Have Been Different

My world and (unfortunately) welcome to It.

Tom Engelhardt ·

Five Years After Ferguson Uprising, Still Seeking Justice and Healing

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death, his family and the town of Ferguson look to the past—and future—to bring about meaningful change.

Lornet Turnbull ·

The Armed Bureaucracy

"Sooner or later they end up in a cage, where (they) belong."

Robert C. Koehler ·

The Ferguson Effect: Why Wesley Bell’s Primary Victory in St. Louis Matters

As we move toward the midterm elections of 2018, we would do well to pay attention to the continued influence of the movement for Black lives on local elections and on the changing face of criminal justice reform in America

Frank Leon Roberts ·

Overcoming 'Decades of Corruption and Systemic Racism,' Reformer Wesley Bell Ousts Prosecutor Who Let Michael Brown's Killer Off the Hook

"We can't fundamentally reform our criminal justice system if we don't change our criminal prosecutors, and that's exactly what St. Louis County is poised to do."

Jake Johnson ·

In 'Open Effort to Escalate Racial Tensions,' Trump to Fully Militarize Police

Trump's plan to reverse ban on transfer of military equipment to police denounced by civil rights groups as "exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible"

Jake Johnson ·

'No Regard for Human Rights': Sessions Slammed for Order on Police Conduct

Order is "a clear indication that [Sessions'] Department of Justice is moving toward abandoning its obligations to uphold federal civil rights laws through consent decrees"

Nadia Prupis ·

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Helped Police Track Activists of Color: ACLU

In marketing materials, surveillance developer Geofeedia called unions and activist groups "overt threats"

Nadia Prupis ·

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