Intersections + Injustice

Cops Who Turn Against the Drug War Really Matter

Commissaris Muyshondt, sorry to bother you,” said a voice over the phone. “We arrested your brother this morning. Just thought…

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We Know the Answers to Our Suicide Crisis, But Prefer to Deny Them

Supporting people in living is the best solution to self-inflicted death. Isn’t that simple? Nearly all of us in the…

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Will the Departure of America’s Worst Prosecutor Even Improve Matters?

People sometimes ask who is the worst prosecutor in America, from a human rights standpoint. Most would answer that it…

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Here’s How to Abolish Incentives for “Broken Windows” Prosecutions

In 2018, Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman faced his first serious challenge for the top prosecutor seat in Minneapolis,…

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Wake Up⁠—We Are Dying⁠! A Call to Action From People Who Use Drugs

On International Overdose Awareness Day, we, as people who use drugs from around the world, demand an end to the…

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SAMHSA Ushers in Law Enforcement “Fishing Expeditions” for MAT Patients

The federal government’s move to ditch confidentiality regulations for substance use disorder treatment will increase patients’ exposure to law enforcement…

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As Major Report Estimates 5 Million Jailed Each Year, What Now?

At any given moment, there are roughly 600,000 people languishing in local American jails. About three-quarters of them have been…

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DC Bid to Offer Compassion to People Convicted in Youth Draws Political Fire

Despite its very liberal reputation and national-level voting record, the capital of what some call the “freest nation on earth”…

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Study Author Explains Extent to Which Police Violence Is a Public Health Hazard

On August 5, the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study on police killings in the…

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The Optimism Gap: Class-Tailored Addiction Messaging Fuels Inequality

When people speak of inequality in America, they miss one of its powerful drivers: addiction treatment. The concepts that dominate…

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