Shot by Cops and Forgotten

POLICE SHOOT FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ANYONE REALIZED, A VICE NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALS An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known. Police shootings aren’t just undercounted — police in these departments shoot black people […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“I told him that Americanz had no businezz at all in Vietnam; and that black people certainly had no businezz there, aiding the slave master to enslave yet more millionz of dark people, and also identifying themselvez with the white Amerikan crimez: we, the blackz, are going to need our own alliez, for the Amerikanz, […]

New Poll Sayz Amerikanz Favor Legalization

Raul Duke Yet another poll has found that a majority of Americans favor the legalization of recreational pot. A firm called National Consult recently conducted a coast-to-coast “tracking poll” on a variety of political issues. It says 1,994 registered voters participated and that the poll has a error rate of plus or minus two percent, […]

5 factz exposing the media’z liez about police shootingz

James Woods | September 7, 2015 #2. Bartending is far more dangerous than being a police officer. Despite what the media would have you believe, 2015 is actually the safest year for police officers in 20 years. Meanwhile, police killings of citizens are at a 40-year high. While citizens and social justice groups seeking to […]

Do Prosecutorz Have an Unfair Advantage in Our Criminal Justice System?

Reagan-appointed judge questions fairness of criminal-justice system by Steven Greenhut One of California’s most prominent federal judges, Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit court of appeals, has sparked a nationwide debate about the state of the nation’s criminal-justice system with a recent 42-page jeremiad in the Georgetown Law Review. The article depicts a system that tilts […]

Across the ‘Bridge of Pain’

How the Rikers Island Jail became America’s most infamous penitentiary. Rikers Island: 415 acres of prison mismanagement. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) by Will Di Novi In the 18 months since he became mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio has made several trips across a 4,200-foot causeway in the city’s East River. To the Queens […]

A Report From Occupied Territory

As Baltimore is policed like occupied territory today, remembering James Baldwin’s words about Harlem in 1966. This article originally appeared in the July 11, 1966 issue of The Nation. James Baldwin The Nation The Urban Daily On April 17, 1964, in Harlem, New York City, a young salesman, father of two, left a customer’s […]

Amerikan Outcastz: U.S. Prisonz and Modern Day Banishment

by James Ridgeway The following article was published on Wednesday on The Intercept. It was written with the support of a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation. In 1986, Patty Prewitt was sent to prison for the murder of her husband. In addition to maintaining her innocence, she, like many others her age, has also […]