Aaron Miguel Cantú

Aaron Miguel Cantú


Now working for the Santa Fe Reporter: http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/by-author-690-1.html

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EXCLUSIVE: NYPD Uses Military-Grade Sonic Weapon on Eric Garner Protesters

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.

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How the Government Bribes Police to Arrest People For Smoking Pot

Exclusively obtained documents reveal that police use the number of low-level drug arrests to sustain critical law enforcement funding from the federal government.

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30,000 March in New York City to Demand End to Racist Policing

A dispatch from one of the largest demonstrations against police violence in the history of New York City.

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How Police Use Military Tactics to Control Protests

Police have militarized from boots to brainstem, and are increasingly using counterinsurgency tactics adapted from the Army to confront protests in the street.

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How New Media Put NYPD's Police Commissioner on the Defensive

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.

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Why Young, Nonwhite Men Are the Most Profitable for Private Prisons

Private prisons favor young healthy men—and with drug laws, that means young men of color.

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Activists Rally as Brooklyn DA Announces End to Marijuana Prosecutions

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana arrests.

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How US Private Prisons Are Making Millions by Jailing Migrants in Deplorable Conditions

Undocumented migrants have become easy cash cows for private prison companies, according to a new report by the ACLU.

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How Private Probation Companies Make Money From the People They Trap in the Justice System

Governments still contract services to companies with moneyed interest in keeping people ensnared within the criminal justice system.

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Imagine What We Could Buy If We Didn't Have to Spend Billions on Police Brutality Suits

Childcare and after school programs, for example.

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How the Private Prison Industry Weaves itself into Public Institutions

A major cause of the industry’s staying power is how deeply it has entrenched itself in public institutions and channels.

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Four Facts from the ACLU's New Report on Police Militarization

Why do even small towns now deploy paramilitary forces?

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Leaked Walmart Documents Reveal Propaganda Campaign to Fight Workers Attempting to Organize

The mega-retailer misinforms and tells managers to tattle on employees who discuss organizing.

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'Drug Criminalization Inherently Incompatible with Human Rights,' Says Human Rights Watch

Still, any mention of reforming drug laws conspicuously absent from Obama's speech.

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Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota

There have been 300 oil spillages in the state since 2011, and now that toxic waste is coming back up.