Intersections + Injustice

Criminalizing E-Cigarettes Perpetuates the Spiral of Poverty

Forty-three million Americans live in poverty, and the numbers are not diminishing. Certainly poverty is complicated, and there are economic,…

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Since 1999, Indigenous Women Have Faced Highest US Increase in Suicides

On June 20, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention published an analysis of 2017 data showing that…

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Which Presidential Candidate Would Give David Barren His Freedom?

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, published in 2010, probably did more than any other document to make mass incarceration…

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Massive Philly Cocaine Bust Is Yet Another Action With Collateral Damage

Customs officials in Philadelphia made an unexpected discovery on June 18 during a routine inspection of a cargo ship arriving…

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Arrested While “Panicking on Meth”—An Hour Later, He Was Dead

Alex Billmeyer was panicking when police swarmed a house in Dubuque, Iowa on May 26, yelling that people were shooting…

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NYC Jail Deprived Trans Women of MAT for Years

Between 2015 and 2018, transgender women incarcerated in New York City’s first-of-its-kind Transgender Housing Unit (THU) were deprived of access…

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Why the Smoking Ban in Public Housing Makes Residents’ Lives Worse

The first thing that greets you when you walk in is the stench of Pampers and rotten food, rodents and…

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Sinister Motives, Moral Panic Behind Florida’s Persecution of Sex Workers

Bruce Colton, the chief elected prosecutor of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties in Florida, is anything but…

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NYC Defenders: District Attorneys Breaking Their Promises to End Marijuana Prosecutions

On June 11, New York City public defenders released data demonstrating that district attorneys are continuing to prosecute "low-level" marijuana…

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How Drug Policy Fuels the Genocide of Indigenous Women in Canada

Cherisse was 17 years old in 2009, and had recently given birth to a baby boy. A member of the…

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