Intersections + Injustice

A Record Means Discrimination—But National Expungement Week Is Here

For Mauro Melgar, record expungement is not just an abstract policy, it’s something that has had a profound impact on…

September 18, 2020

The LEAD Program Faces a Reckoning for Centering Police

The murder of George Floyd and the explosion of protests against police terror led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM)…

September 17, 2020

Vermont Prosecutor Becomes Second in Nation to Stop Seeking Cash Bail

The top prosecutor of Chittenden County (Burlington), Vermont is ending a policy that she says is a form of modern…

September 17, 2020

Study: Police Violence Steals Millennia From Black Men’s Lives

The terror imposed on Black, Indigenous and other communities by the police is hard to quantify. Some measure it by…

September 15, 2020

Portland Charges Exemplify Struggle Over Feds’ Prosecution Encroachment

Ammon Bundy shocked the country when he took up arms against the US federal government in 2016—leading an occupation of…

September 14, 2020

The Impact of Family Members’ Incarceration on Black Women’s Mental Health

A new study shows that Black women who have experienced having a family member incarcerated have higher levels of stress…

September 9, 2020

NYPD Reports Eight-Fold Increase in Use of Force for “Crowd Control” During Floyd Uprising

In the late spring and early summer, New York City, like the rest of the country, saw unprecedented mass protest…

September 1, 2020

Rezoning City Land Into Campgrounds? Emergency Homelessness Proposals Amid COVID-19

When it comes reducing the risks and harms of COVID-19 faced by unhoused people, public health and human rights officials…

September 1, 2020

Police Murders of Black People: Has the World Really Woken Up?

This week, I watched 29-year-old Jacob Blake get shot by a police officer at least seven times in the back,…

August 26, 2020

Four Easy Ways for a New Top Prosecutor to Make Meaningful Change

Activists like the Dream Defenders did not expect Harold Pryor to win the Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Florida State Attorney…

August 25, 2020