OP-ED: I Don’t Trust The Police

As a young black woman living in New York, I have witnessed and experienced the problems within the police justice system first hand. One day when I was in middle school, I gave someone I knew a hug. Two seconds later, a male officer proceeded to check my coat and my hoodie to see if

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OP-ED: The Criminal Injustice System

I grew up in East New York, Brooklyn. In the early 2000s, safety from street violence and police violence seemed too much to ask for. As the most dangerous place to live in Brooklyn, some members of my community opted to join gangs for protection. This included protection from the largest gang in America, the

Sunset Park Vendors Fight Back Against Harassment By NYC Parks Cops

Organizers and vendors in Sunset Park’s Plaza Tonatiuh have experienced increasing harassment from NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol. So they fought back with solidarity and community power. If you’ve ever had the chance to walk through Brooklyn’s Sunset Park on a Sunday, you might’ve had the pleasure of running into Plaza Tonatiuh, a space inside the

NYC Parks Cops Crack Down On NYC’s Parks

As Summer Heats Up, The NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol Targets Vendors And Artists Trying To Make A Living The vibrant culture and jovial atmosphere of New York City’s parks are once again under attack from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. NYC’s parks have long been a site of class struggle. From

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Quilombo City – Cemetery City: Death and Black Resistance in Jacarezinho

On the morning of May 6th, the civil and military police of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, carried out a military operation of about nine hours in Jacarezinho, a neighborhood in the north part of the city, leaving 29 dead, several injured, destruction and the whole favela traumatized by brutality and bloodshed. It is not possible

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Copaganda Watch: How Local NYC Media Has Helped Turn Public Space Into a Police State

New York City’s Washington Square Park has become a flashpoint in a struggle over public space recently as images of NYPD cops in riot gear shoving, beating, pepper spraying, arresting, and even chasing park goers spread widely on social media earlier this month. During a recent neighborhood meeting put together by police officials (where hundreds

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