MEMBERS ONLY: The Coming War For Control Of The Prosecutor's Office
The Banter Long Read: There's a quiet revolution happening in America's courtrooms that promises to radically change how brown skin is treated by our extremely racist criminal justice system. It's a small revolution but it's growing and once it gets large enough to threaten the ...read more
“I Don’t Want You to Get Shooted”. Terror Through the Eyes of a Child.
Americans have now seen many young black men die on camera at the hands of the police. Thanks to body cams, dash cams, and primarily bystanders with cell phones, these gruesome events have been made public, showing us the speed with which officers have reacted and chosen to use ...read more
Yes, I Said We Need to “Move On” From the Russian Hacking Story
Let’s play a game. Imagine just for a moment what the front pages of newspapers or home pages of websites would look like if we removed articles about the hacking of emails in the 2016 election. Now go even further and imagine how a cable news hour and its line up of stories ...read more
John McCain calls Putin America's greatest threat. He's wrong.
If there’s one thing you can always rely on Senator John McCain for, it’s doing his best to scare the American public. The Arizona Republican’s penchant for supporting aggressive military action against a variety of menacing actors overseas, or at the very least, consistently ...read more
10 Most Absurd Reasons We've Arrested Small Children
by Aaron Cantú At this point, it's hard to be surprised by the extreme punitiveness of America's criminal justice system. One thing that can still shock, though, is how police manhandle actual children. Not only is treatment of children severe (police in Arizona recently mulled ...read more
The True Capital of Prisons
In the murky swamp waters of Louisiana, there lies an experiment that has been cooking up for the past 20 years. Created and conducted without the public's consent, it is an experiment, which if successful, could serve as the prototype for other states and other countries. ...read more