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Cruel and Unusual: Some Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced to Wear Padlocked Jumpsuits
Posted on: Sep 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Said to protect staff from exhibitionism, mental health experts believe the program is inhumane.
Bernie Supporter Explains What Sanders Needs to Do to Earn Black Vote
Posted on: Sep 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
“He has worked for black people but he hasn’t actually gone to black people."
Why Aren't More Black Voters Feeling the Bern?
Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Critics say the Sanders campaign needs to do a lot more to connect with black voters.
Black Vet Thinks His Florida Home Was Defaced with Racist Graffiti Because of His Interracial Marriage
Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It's not the first time his neighbors have gone after interracial couples.
Prison Guard 'Beat Up' Squad Accused of Killing Inmate: Why Prison Abuse Is So Common and Overlooked
Posted on: Sep 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet
America is the only democracy in the world that doesn't have independent oversight of prisons.
The Under-Reported Truth Behind Most Mass Shootings
Posted on: Aug 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Sensational crimes like the Roanoke shootings obscure a larger truth about who is killed by mass shooters.
How Your Local Police Department Could Be Spying on You
Posted on: Aug 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Many police departments are using secret technology to allow them to spy into people’s private lives.
16 Trans People (That We Know Of) Have Been Murdered this Year
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet
At least 14 of them were black or Latina women.
Black Activists Know Feds Are Monitoring Them, Yet Refuse to Be Intimidated
Posted on: Aug 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Not much has changed since COINTELPRO and the Black Panthers.
New Justice Report Finds Shocking Disparities In How Black and White Children Fare in St. Louis Family Courts
Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
How different is St. Louis County from the rest of America?
Body Cams Can Capture Abuse, But Can They End Police Brutality?
Posted on: Aug 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Criminal justice experts say much more is needed to really reform police departments nationwide.
5 Black Women Have Been Found Dead in Jail in the Last Month
Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet
With Sandra Bland's death, is the conversation finally shifting?
8 Stats That Reveal Just How Badly the Police State Hurts Black Women
Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet
If Sandra Bland were white, there's a good chance she would still be with us.
Texas Trooper Had No Right to Ask Sandra Bland to Put Out Her Cigarette
Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet
There was nothing lawful about Trooper Encinia's order.
America Leads Developed World in Treating Working Moms Like Crap
Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
America is very harsh on working mothers.
A Staggering Number of Rape Kits — About 70,000 Nationwide — Languish Untested
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Traumatized women and their families sometimes wait decades.
Criminal Justice Experts: Bail System Needs More Than Reform, It Needs to Be Scrapped
Posted on: Jul 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet
“Unless we deal with the issue of police interactions, the bail system and everything else is just a bunch of bandaids.”
Would America Stop Locking Up Teens If They Were Mostly White?
Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Why aren't the horrifying videos of black kids being abused in adult prisons fixing this crisis?
Google News Is Better at Collecting Data on Cop Killings than the F.B.I.
Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet
That's your tax dollars at work, there!
One Quarter of People Police Have Killed This Year Were Mentally Ill
Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Experts say police either lack or ignore training to deal with the mentally ill.
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