policing

Our Movement Is Strongest When We Aim High—And Work in Current Reality

Criminal justice reform has made significant advances during my time in the movement. But the continuing influence of the carceral…

October 19, 2020

Weirdly, Amy Coney Barrett’s Police-Accountability Record May Be Better Than RBG’s

On September 25, Amy Coney Barrett, a staunchly conservative judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was named as…

October 15, 2020

“A Perfect Example of Targeting”—Marijuana Injustice in Southeast Brooklyn

For two years in a row now, political efforts to legalize marijuana in the state of New York have gone…

October 15, 2020

Despite Immunity Law, Virginia Woman Charged After Calling 911 for Alleged Meth Crisis

Virginia has a new "Good Samaritan" law designed to protect people who call 911 for a drug-related health emergency from…

October 8, 2020

Is the UN Complicit in Philippines’ Lethal Drug War?

At the start of the summer, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) announced it had found thousands, and potentially…

October 8, 2020

Public Injection Isn’t the Problem—It’s Stigma and Prohibition

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for police to double down on the war on drug users while speaking to…

October 7, 2020

We Are Nurses, Not Police. The US Methadone System Expects Otherwise.

Recent public attention to police brutality, systemic racism and oppression has brought calls for changes to a policing structure that…

October 7, 2020

Colorado Governor Pardons Thousands of People With Marijuana Convictions

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) took executive action on October 1 to pardon nearly 3,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions.…

October 2, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan Decriminalizes Psychedelics—But Cuts Key Defunding Provision

On September 21, the City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan voted unanimously to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics. It becomes the…

October 1, 2020

Breonna Taylor Travesty Must Renew Focus on the Racist Drug War

The grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case is infuriating. It was also, perhaps, inevitable. While scholars will spend…

September 30, 2020