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.
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.
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.
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.
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.