No neighborhood saw more police stops in 2011 than East New York, stop-and-frisk’s epicenter, where residents living in fear of the police.
Rights & Liberties
A DOJ probe into the mental health program at a medium security prison could put solitary confinement on trial.
One Georgia county bet its financial future on becoming a regional center for immigrant detention. But harsh immigration politics scared off the very workers farmers depend on for the harvest.
The Escondido Police Department is using DUI checkpoints as thinly veiled immigration dragnets.
A US policy of criminalizing undocumented immigrants has led deportees to be jailed and ostracized once they’re returned.
The UN tribunal established to prosecute Khmer Rouge war criminals is in shambles — and those responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands may avoid facing charges.
The Obama administration deports Haitians even though many will be illegally jailed and exposed to cholera — flouting official policy.
How a California court decision has shielded brutal Oakland police officers from accountability.
Grave allegations of brutality and torture by US forces extend far beyond water boarding and Abu Ghraib. But has there been accountability? Inside the Army’s Detainee Abuse Task Force.
Former agents say the Army’s attempt at accountability after Abu Ghraib was a whitewash.
Adoptive parents on the verge of bringing home a child from Nepal come face to face with the consequences of adoption corruption and fraud.
When the US unleashes drone strikes on Pakistan, key questions go unasked by the U.S. media — and unanswered by government officials.
They were set up covertly by Bush — but the Obama administration has expanded them. Inside the secret prisons that ban virtually all contact with the outside world.
There aren’t nearly enough counterterrorism experts to instruct all of America’s police. So we got these guys instead.
In the 1990s, the NYPD often clashed with Brooklyn’s Hasidic community. Now the community’s own para-police forces, the Shmira and the Shomrim, are at war with each other.
In places like rural Montana, the Tea Party is working hand-in-glove with Patriot movement radicals — many of whom have close ties to white supremacists and anti-government armed militias
The myth of widespread voter fraud by liberals is commonplace among Republicans. Now evidence emerges of voter suppression efforts by Tea Partiers.
The Minutemen were the nation’s largest border vigilante group before financial scandals and criminal violence tore them apart. Now former leaders are bringing their anti-immigrant politics inside the Tea Party.
While he railed against “illegal aliens” and their “illegal employers,” undocumented immigrants tended to Lou Dobbs’ estates and prize horses.
American evangelicals are losing ground at home in the culture war against homosexuality, but they’ve exported their hate politics to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and beyond.