Questioning Sandra Bland’s Unexplained Death

August 11, 2015

A detailed look at the Sandra Bland case raises tens of questions about her arrest and death. On July 10, the vibrant #BlackLivesMatter activist Sandra Bland was pulled over after changing lanes without using her turn signal. She was threatened and arrested by a police officer. Three days later...

No More Police Militarization in America

Where are the mayors opposing police militarization in America? In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of protecting...

Death of African American Burns Baltimore

April 28, 2015

Baltimore has become the latest focus of African American anger over policing and deeper race relations. It was only a matter of time before Baltimore erupted into racial violence. The city epitomizes urban deprivation and underdevelopment. In decline since World War II, when its population...

A Long View of Policing in America



Turkey: We, the 50 Percent… (Part 2/2)

July 04, 2013

For the 50 percent who didn't vote for Turkey's Erdogan, protests have been the only alternative. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Demonstrations Outside the Gezi Park It was mostly the elderly, who cooked at home and brought food to protesters in Gezi...