criminal justice

I grew up being afraid of the police. For my family and I, one bad police encounter was just a slippery road away from an immigration detention center, from being pulled away from everything we knew. In retrospect I am surprised it took me so long to see the connections between immigration and the...
As a Black woman subject to an intersectionality of oppressions that dehumanize and hypersexualize Black female bodies, the Daniel Holtzclaw trial was one that I identified with on an intimate level. Stemming from the slavery era, crewmembers on the transatlantic voyage, and slave owners would rape...
This week brought more reflection about the state of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests in many cities, and the tragedy of a police killing in Oakland for the third time since June. The Bail Trap Kalief Browder’s story showed many the horrors of the bail system. This article documents...