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Long range acoustic devices (LRADs) have been used by police at protests throughout the world. This exclusive story was later picked up by the New York Times and Vice News.
Exclusively obtained documents reveal that police use the number of low-level drug arrests to sustain critical law enforcement funding from the federal government.
A dispatch from one of the largest demonstrations against police violence in the history of New York City.
Police have militarized from boots to brainstem, and are increasingly using counterinsurgency tactics adapted from the Army to confront protests in the street.
How the media was instrumental to the success of the NYPD's "broken windows" policing in the 90's, and how social networks now undermine it.
Private prisons favor young healthy men—and with drug laws, that means young men of color.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana arrests.
Undocumented migrants have become easy cash cows for private prison companies, according to a new report by the ACLU.
Governments still contract services to companies with moneyed interest in keeping people ensnared within the criminal justice system.
Childcare and after school programs, for example.
A major cause of the industry’s staying power is how deeply it has entrenched itself in public institutions and channels.
Why do even small towns now deploy paramilitary forces?
The mega-retailer misinforms and tells managers to tattle on employees who discuss organizing.
Still, any mention of reforming drug laws conspicuously absent from Obama's speech.