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Vancouver’s Advancing Drug Decriminalization Plan Sparks Controversies

People who use drugs weren’t given a voice in Vancouver’s most recent step towards decriminalization, according to a coalition of…

May 11, 2021

Bloomberg Anti-Nicotine Lobby Among US Backers of Duterte’s Drug War

He thought it was a clap of thunder as it echoed through the humid air between the river and mountains…

April 12, 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

Long-Hidden NYPD Misconduct Records Now Available Online

One of the fruits of the 2020 Uprisings in New York City has belatedly arrived: Records of misconduct complaints made…

March 4, 2021

California County Eyes Mandatory Drug Treatment Bill

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would sentence people arrested on drug charges to an alternative form of incarceration: mandatory…

February 24, 2021

As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake

The general public is perhaps only tangentially aware of sex workers’ rights and the struggles facing our community. If you…

February 10, 2021

Why Didn’t Rochester’s New Mental Health Crisis Team Prevent Latest Police Brutality?

An incident of police brutality in Rochester, New York, calls into question reforms the city has put in place to…

February 9, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021

A Harm Reductionist’s Case for Abolition

Since 2020’s uprisings against anti-Black police violence, communities and institutions across the country have been critically re-evaluating their relationships with…

January 11, 2021

NY Restricts Driver’s License Suspensions That Criminalize Poverty

After waiting until the last possible day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to greatly restrict…

January 7, 2021