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Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

Raid Of The Day: Tibetan Monk Edition

Radley Balko | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

One of my favorites, from 2006: Some Tibetan monks on a peace mission in Omaha were recently raided by immigration officials in riot gear. T...

NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Hit And Arrested During 'Occupy' Raid

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: 4:39 PM - 11/16/2011 - At a press conference Wednesday, Rodriguez addressed what happened for the first time. He said he tried to identify him...

Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?

Traffic Jams: Trading Dignity for Protection in Sex Work Debates

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For both trafficking survivors and voluntary sex workers, recognition of their rights under the law often comes at the expense of their social power.

Columbia, Missouri, SWAT kills family dog over misdemeanor marijuana possession (with video)

Russ Belville | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Belville

[Do you have a story of police killing your dog?  Do you want to tell your story on NORML SHOW LIVE?  You can remain anonymous and it only takes a t...

Jason Linkins

Jim Wallis Vows That Churches 'Will Not Comply' With Arizona Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona has just made their nutlog new anti-immigration law a reality and right out of the gate, Reverend Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners and Huff...

Video: Jim Wallis on MSNBC: 'This Law Would Make Obeying Jesus Against the Law'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

+Click here to take action for immigration reform! Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks About Arizona's New Immigration Bill on CNN

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

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Brooklyn's Finest; A Trio Of Tragedies

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Brooklyn's Finest is a cop movie directed by Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame. Once again this talented director takes us into the world of the poli...

Obama Must Act To Ease Arizona's Deportation Panic

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

It is open season on the Latino community in Arizona -- people in Latino neighborhoods are afraid to leave their houses because they feel their arrest on suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant could happen at any moment.

CIA's Blackwater Ties Run Deep, Private Firm Participated In Covert Raids

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Private security guards working for Blackwater USA participated in clandestine CIA raids against suspected insurgents in Iraq and A...

Task Force Raids LA Marijuana Dispensaries, Shoots Dog (HuffPost Exclusive: Search Warrant)

Anthony Citrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Citrano

There hasn't been a more confusing legal environment regarding marijuana than there is now in California, as recent multi-agency raids on two L.A. medical marijuana dispensaries demonstrate.

Presidential Debates Ignore 12 Million Elephants in the Room, Bypass Immigration

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

What do the economy, health care, and foreign policy have in common? They are all topics that are related to a critical issue that was not discusse...

New Orleans Immigrants Weather the Storm

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

The response of New Orleans' immigrants to Hurricane Gustav is just another gross example of how attrition through enforcement doesn't work. A growin...

The War On Immigrants

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

From the SWAT team raids on immigrants to the para-military Minutemen staking out the US-Mexico border, we're turning our nation into a war zone in violation of every decent principle on which our nation was founded.

Iraq Authorizes Raids By Security Forces On Blackwater, Other War Contractors

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi interior minister said Wednesday that he would authorize raids by his security forces on Western security firms to ensure that they were co...