On NYPD Oversight, Manhattan’s D.A. Candidates Are Split
Candidates running in Tuesday’s election vow to sideline untrustworthy officers and purge past convictions. The outgoing DA has drawn fire for his handling of police misconduct.
Sam Mellins Jun 17, 2021
San Antonio Election Will Test Police Union Power This Saturday
If Proposition B passes, police would no longer have the upper hand at the bargaining table. Advocates say union contracts have allowed police brutality to go unpunished.
James Russell Apr 26, 2021
How Criminal Justice Reform Fared at the Ballot Box on Tuesday
Voters elected new sheriffs and DAs who’ve vowed to challenge mass incarceration and ICE, and they approved initiatives to curtail drug criminalization and expand voting rights.
St. Louis Prosecutor Faces Voters, After Years of Sustained Fire from Police Union
Kim Gardner has an Aug. 4 rematch against a former prosecutor whom she defeated four years ago, but the terrain has shifted significantly since 2016.
Rachel M. Cohen Jul 23, 2020
How Unequal Perceptions of Protest and Violence Shape Black Lives Matter
Juliet Hooker, a scholar of Black political thought, discusses Black Lives Matter, asymmetrical perceptions of violence, and the role that images play in our politics.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 04, 2020
New York Senator Makes the Case for Defunding the NYPD
“These changes won’t be made unless we demand them loudly and relentlessly,” says state Senator Julia Salazar.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 01, 2020