Student protests at University of Puerto Rico have broadly mobilized the public against the police occupation of the campus with about 15,000 marching along the main thoroughfares around the urban campus Saturday.
It is our job now more than ever to equip these citizens with knowledge and tools and to realize the full potential of video as a powerful, safe, and effective human rights tool.
On the evening of the horrible Tucson shootings where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, I met a young Black man who scoffed at th...
Day 6 of student strikes at University of Puerto Rico turned violent after police occupied main Río Piedras campus last week, in this U.S. Territory of four million U.S. citizens.
No judge will hear a complaint against the olive-green institution that rules Cuba. My complaint to the court for the beating and false arrest I suffered last February has met only silence from the legal institutions.
This is the third article in a series we're writing on Quality of Life ordinances, our contemporary version of the vagrancy laws that have been with u...
A struggle over the size of New Orleans' jail could define the city's future New Orleans' criminal justice system is at a crossroads. A new mayor and...
For many years before becoming the Executive Director at the Ella Baker Center, I worked with our Books Not Bars campaign which transforms our juvenil...
In the pursuit of "safe," "sanitized," and "livable" cities, we're systematically stripping people of basic civil and human rights and banishing them beyond the realm of human decency.
Stop, question and frisk, as implemented by the NYPD, is an over-used, ineffective and racist law enforcement practice with serious consequences for police-community relations.
"I came to protest so we can find a solution. Misery is killing me," said Mascarie Sainte-Anne, 70, at the edge of a rally in front of Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive's office on October 1
Too often, when ambiguous racially charged stories come through the news cycle, people pick camps, refuse to entertain an alternative perspective and fail to explore gray areas.
Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow Push Coalition, says hope is not lost, and that the trust between the cops and the community can be restored.
Rechtsstaat is not just about obedience to every law. It is also about laws being fair and about everybody being equal before the law. Do we have anything of this? No.
In a town that seems to make such a fuss about its historical value and acceptance of all kinds of people, it seems that certain historical lessons are not taught in the police academy or upheld at the local paper.
The question of whom to believe is nearly always what informs the decision makers, and the natural tendency is to believe the officer, not the person he stopped or arrested.