Euless, Texas. March 2016. Police receive a 911 call. "Shots Fired" in a park near a school. Immediately, the school is locked down and police rush to the park. Officer David Hofer hears the call and decides to back up his buddies.
In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving a nearly 44-year term sentence for a murder he didn't commit.
The conservative media is fond of offering solutions for "fixing" public education that they would never suggest for their local police department.
What was it like being in the Egyptian jail? What happened during those days? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...
As an ally and finance of a person who stutters, Erika hopes to see better understanding and equal treatment for those who stutter, "This is what I'd like to see in near future. We owe it to our loved ones to take a stand and stand beside them," Erika concluded.
Can we see data as essential, even vital, to human rights protections? How informed is data and how informed can data-informed policing truly be? Can ...
While parents might tell their children that is not polite to stare, people should feel comfortable looking in the direction of police without the fear of being searched as a reprisal.
Lt. Andre Dawson, Los Angeles Police Department (Retired), Officer in Charge, Human Trafficking Unit, served 33 years in law enforcement including six years supervising the daily operations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Child Exploitation Task Force.
Jails and prisons have a unique opportunity to serve people in need of treatment and divert them from harmful behaviors. But right now, almost every step they take reinforces an incarcerated person's reasons for using substances. A drug-related jail or prison term shouldn't carry a death risk.
Perhaps the most notorious perpetrators of unwarranted spying on Americans is the New York Police Department (NYPD), which continues to establish questionable counter-terrorism and counterintelligence units to spy on New Yorkers despite being repeatedly sued over it.
By Jasmine Chia, Harvard Class of 2018 Tamir Rice. Rekia Boyd. Tyisha Miller. Walter Scott. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Laquan McDonald. As the li...
We run from that which makes us uncomfortable, and those convicted of crime can easily give us that feeling. In the case of Darryl Hunt, I plan to sit with this discomfort and ask myself what care a free person deserves--no matter their past.
There is no legal or prosecutorial benefit to be gained by classifying the killing of a police officer as a hate crime. There is, however, a strong potential political benefit to be had by exploiting the deaths of these honorable men and women.
If we're not confronting the ways that police culture or the criminal justice system or media representations are biased against certain groups, awareness of implicit biases will do little to prevent racial bias in policing or society more broadly.
Some of you already know Jacie's Story. If not, please read the article here on the Huffington Post Blog. Since then, Jacie now has an attorney. One she is confident in and the one she wanted. She has also gotten shares from celebrities in our community:
In January of 2015, I wrote "Spirit & Truth: 52 Encouraging Messages for America's Law Enforcement." In March of 2015, I self-published that same b...