Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.
A survey of over 800 victims of crime reveals that their priorities don’t align with those of Donald Trump, even though he claims to be ramping up immigration enforcement and tearing up criminal justice reforms on their behalf, the New York Times first reported Friday.
The Department of Justice announced new policies on Wednesday that would ease government restrictions on “civil asset forfeiture” rules, allowing police increased authority to take property and money from you without having to prove you are definitely guilty of a crime—even if the state you live in has rules against…
In striking new evidence that the children will save us all, a group of hero students were filmed calling out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his face on Tuesday.
They served in the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, the Persian Gulf, and elsewhere, but they can no longer set foot in the United States, nor can they access badly needed veterans’ services. Many have U.S.-born children, but they’re stuck in places like Tijuana, Mexico, hoping one day to return to the…
In what’s being described as a “watershed” decision, the California Supreme Court has overturned three convictions after finding a prosecutor had intentionally excluded Latinx candidates from the jury.
Today, June 2, is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Several states are resisting President Donald Trump’s authoritarian targeting of undocumented immigrants in the United States, but perhaps none as much as California.
At first glance, it may seem that new charges brought against white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald are deserved.
Little Rock Rotarians thought Arkansas Department of Corrections Director Wendy Kelley was kidding this week when she asked them to volunteer as witnesses as the state embarks on an upcoming marathon of executions scheduled in April.
Ongoing brutality, isolation, and civil rights violations have added urgency to continued calls by opponents of New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex to shut the facility down.
Officials from the University of Texas at Austin on Friday released survey results showing that one in seven undergraduate women have reported being raped.
The State Department announced earlier this week it would send two outspoken enemies of LGBTQ and women’s rights to the 61st Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the global organization’s most important annual meeting on women’s issues.
It has been a long battle lasting several years, but voting rights advocates have won a major victory in Texas over Republican efforts since 2011 to illegally redraw congressional district maps to disenfranchise Latinx and other voters.
Never mind all the bullshit President Donald Trump has spread about how much he supports law enforcement. That claim was eviscerated on Saturday when Comrade Trump fired U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, one of the most prolific and successful federal prosecutors in recent memory—and…