Opinion

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Jailed in the land of the free

In the middle of last year, due to a traffic violation, I spent a few months as a guest of our local county correctional facility.

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Is green the new red?

A new book traces several stories about the radical environmental movement and the responses of the U.S. government, raising issues about civil liberties and tactics of social protest.

Time to end stop-and-frisk policing

Crime rates have dropped, but the unconstitutional, and therefore criminal, harassment of black and brown youth is on the increase. This racial profiling is anti-worker. It must be stopped.

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Policing by skin color

Nearly 9 out of 10 people in New York City charged in marijuana arrests are Black or Latino, even though whites are the heaviest users of pot.

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One family’s “American Violet” experience

When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.