OP-ED: Here’s How You Can Help Stop ShotSpotter And Fight The Surveillance State

The recent lawsuit against Detroit’s expansion of ShotSpotter is just the latest in this fight. But the fight against surveillance technology needs all of our collective power. On November 30th, the Detroit Justice Center, Sugar Law Center, and Schulz Law announced their lawsuit against the Detroit City Council’s $8.5 million expansion of ShotSpotter’s surveillance technology.

Prosecuted For a RICO Conspiracy Over Facebook Posts

In 2021, Chris Howard was working for UPS delivering packages out of a Westchester facility. He had been working to piece his life back together after being in federal custody for almost two years following an indictment on a case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) – one of the most serious cases

Domestic Violence Survivor Wendy Howard’s Trial Reveals The Prosecution’s Sexism

Wendy Howard shot her abusive ex-partner while defending herself and her daughters. Now the criminal legal system is only adding to the sexist violence she’s already experienced. On October 21st, a Kern County jury found Wendy Howard not guilty of first and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for shooting her abusive ex-partner Kelly Pitts in

How The Police in Puerto Rico Privatize Public Property

For years, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has guarded public property that has been illegally privatized by the state and private businesses. But no public space remains more emblematic of the police barricade that guards the so-called New World than its oldest executive mansion, La Fortaleza. La Fortaleza has remained in use since colonial

John Miller, longtime copagandist, joins CNN

John Miller, a longtime member of NYPD top brass, retired on Friday and joined CNN as its Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst today. Miller, who most recently oversaw the NYPD’s intelligence and counterterrorism bureaus, has created his own revolving door between journalism and policing for several decades. The hiring raises questions about CNN‘s commitment

Subway Shooting Suspect Evades NYPD Manhunt, Reports Himself 

The alleged suspect in a subway shooting that left ten people shot on Tuesday became the focus of a manhunt that ended 30 hours later thanks to a security camera installer on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Zack Tahhan, a 21-year old Syrian immigrant, spotted the suspect, whose description and photo had been shared for hours

The Trial of Donnell Murray: How Prosecutors Use Conspiracy and Questionable Testimony in “Gang” Cases

In the United States, it is estimated that about two people are wrongfully convicted every day. In 2014, the Innocence Project estimated that around 120,000 people incarcerated in state prisons were wrongfully convicted. More than half of wrongful convictions, one study found, were the result of official misconduct by police officers, prosecutors — or both.

OP-ED: Here’s How You Can Help Stop ShotSpotter And Fight The Surveillance State

The recent lawsuit against Detroit’s expansion of ShotSpotter is just the latest in this fight. But the fight against surveillance technology needs all of our collective power. On November 30th, the Detroit Justice Center, Sugar Law Center, and Schulz Law announced their lawsuit against the Detroit City Council’s $8.5 million expansion of ShotSpotter’s surveillance technology.

Prosecuted For a RICO Conspiracy Over Facebook Posts

In 2021, Chris Howard was working for UPS delivering packages out of a Westchester facility. He had been working to piece his life back together after being in federal custody for almost two years following an indictment on a case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) – one of the most serious cases

Domestic Violence Survivor Wendy Howard’s Trial Reveals The Prosecution’s Sexism

Wendy Howard shot her abusive ex-partner while defending herself and her daughters. Now the criminal legal system is only adding to the sexist violence she’s already experienced. On October 21st, a Kern County jury found Wendy Howard not guilty of first and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for shooting her abusive ex-partner Kelly Pitts in

How The Police in Puerto Rico Privatize Public Property

For years, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has guarded public property that has been illegally privatized by the state and private businesses. But no public space remains more emblematic of the police barricade that guards the so-called New World than its oldest executive mansion, La Fortaleza. La Fortaleza has remained in use since colonial

John Miller, longtime copagandist, joins CNN

John Miller, a longtime member of NYPD top brass, retired on Friday and joined CNN as its Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst today. Miller, who most recently oversaw the NYPD’s intelligence and counterterrorism bureaus, has created his own revolving door between journalism and policing for several decades. The hiring raises questions about CNN‘s commitment

Subway Shooting Suspect Evades NYPD Manhunt, Reports Himself 

The alleged suspect in a subway shooting that left ten people shot on Tuesday became the focus of a manhunt that ended 30 hours later thanks to a security camera installer on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Zack Tahhan, a 21-year old Syrian immigrant, spotted the suspect, whose description and photo had been shared for hours

The Trial of Donnell Murray: How Prosecutors Use Conspiracy and Questionable Testimony in “Gang” Cases

In the United States, it is estimated that about two people are wrongfully convicted every day. In 2014, the Innocence Project estimated that around 120,000 people incarcerated in state prisons were wrongfully convicted. More than half of wrongful convictions, one study found, were the result of official misconduct by police officers, prosecutors — or both.