police

Infrastructure Bill Targets Drug-Impaired Driving by Funding Cops and Courts

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill, passed by the House of Representatives on November 6, is a key part of…

November 16, 2021

Seattle Times Slightly Obsessed With Abolitionist City Attorney Candidate

Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, a Seattle candidate for city attorney and self-identified prison and police abolitionist, can be characterized as a member…

November 1, 2021

Will Minneapolis Voters Replace Police With a Public Health Department?

On November 2, Minneapolis voters will decide whether to reshape the city's police department from its current form, and create…

October 27, 2021

São Paulo’s “Cracolândia” Is in Politicians’ Crosshairs

If you’ve consumed any Brazilian news sources within the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard of Cracolândia—“Crackland,” in Portuguese—São Paulo’s…

September 17, 2021

Disciplinary Records for New Jersey Police Made Public in New Database

For the first time, records of New Jersey police officers who have faced "major discipline" have been released and collected…

August 13, 2021

A Guide to Fentanyl Touch Overdoses, Which Do Not Exist

Once as a paramedic student, I accidentally sprayed fentanyl in my face. It was my first time administering the medication,…

August 11, 2021

Ninety-One Percent of Recent NYPD Marijuana Arrests Were of Black or Hispanic People

Police in New York City continued to arrest and issue summons to thousands of people over simple marijuana possession in…

June 21, 2021

The Jacarezinho Massacre and Lethal Drug Policy Enforcement in Brazil

It’s a Rio de Janeiro classic. Officers of the civil, military or army police make an incursion into a favela.…

May 19, 2021

NYC to End Qualified Immunity for Police Officers—To an Extent

New York City will become the largest jurisdiction in the country to curtail police officers’ use of qualified immunity—a legal…

March 31, 2021