American Police Are Acting Like Military Occupiers
Four people arrested at an inauguration protest in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017 are suing the city’s Metropolitan Police Department for using rape and molestation as a form of punishment. Photojournalist Shay Horse, volunteer legal-observer Judah Ariel and protesters Elizabeth Lagesse and Milo Gonzalez allege they were assaulted... Read more
Stopping Gangs Means Talking to Gang Members
Chicago’s gang problem is different in many ways from a full-scale counterinsurgency campaign, such as the one the United States fought against Iraqi insurgents from 2003 to 2011. Although Chicago’s 786 homicides in 2016 would make the city the 13th deadliest global armed conflict, Chicago’s gang members rarely directly... Read more
A Gang Broke Apart, Then Baltimore Homicides Spiked
As you walk through Sandtown-Winchester, Baltimore City’s most violent neighborhood, the years of socio-economic degradation are readily apparent. In violent areas of Chicago, such as the Austin neighborhood, the main thoroughfares are littered with liquor stores and boarded up buildings, but the residential areas are generally well-kept and the... Read more
The Russian ‘Traumatic Pistol’ Is Arizona Cops’ Latest Weapon
Police departments across America are under increased scrutiny after a series of highly controversial police shootings — many caught on video. Most recently, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald to death. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times and continued to fire rounds while the... Read more
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