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State Violence

Legal Observers Help Monitor Police

Sarah MacFadden | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Sarah MacFadden

Legal observers can provide legal protection for the revolution against police misconduct and brutality. They can observe, document, and expose the ways in which revolt is pushed down. And, they can provide a means for fighting back against the tactics used to quell revolutionaries.

Black Girls and the Police State Menace

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

From high-achieving older students to the tiniest students just starting out, black girls are criminalized at every step of their school careers. While white children are given the social and cultural space to "just be kids" black children must always toe the line of respectability or risk detention, assault and/or death.

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Reveals He Was Once Stopped And Frisked

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

Decades after N.W.A. drew national attention for calling out police brutality, the battle against racially-charged police practices continue...

Driving While Black, Female and Fearless

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Getting behind the wheel, Bland had three strikes against her. She was black, female and fearless, a combination that is antithetical to all the vaunted white-centered narratives of driving and freedom in the U.S.

Minorities, State Violence, and the Price of Self-Respect

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?

Against State Violence: The UK, the US, Patrick Finucane & Drone Attacks

Jack Healey | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Jack Healey

On December 12, 2012, two days before the horrific school shootings in Connecticut, two reports were issued that might have merited more media attention and societal concern on both sides of the Atlantic.

Why Do We Respond to Violence With Violence?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime
Nick Malinowski

If there is empirical evidence to support the claim that more stop and frisk and more aggressive policing reduces crime, someone please show me.

Who Carries the Burden of Peace?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Schneider

Israel and its backers need to make the real sacrifices necessary to offer the Palestinian people a solution worthy of their dignity. It will not come cheap, but no cost is dearer than more war.