Police Are Granted Abusive Powers By a System That Condones Their Actions


The following is a Truthout interview with Kristian Williams, Author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. MARK KARLIN:Your book, Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, is nearly six hundred pages, thoroughly documented and cogent. Let's [...]

Deadly American Extremism: More White Than Muslim— The Numbers


Everyday, somewhere in America people wait in long lines only to be patted down, or body scanned. We open our suitcases, empty our pockets, and place our computers, belts, and purses on a conveyor band. Instinctively American citizens and visitors respond on demand. We travel [...]

How To Win the War on Sexual Assault


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School Spirit or Gang Signs? ‘Zero Tolerance’ Comes Under Fire


OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — On the last Friday in January, 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce was finishing up his biology project at Olive Branch High School. He and his group had constructed a double helix out of Legos, and his teacher [...]

School Violence on the Rise


School Violence on the Rise In the last few weeks, [Fall of 2006], school shootings have dominated the news. The frequency of these seems to be increasing. People throughout the nation are panicking; what are we to do? President George W. Bush spoke of this situation [...]