Police State

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Egyptian protesters face a line of police officers during the revolution on January 25, 2011. (Photo: Sarah Carr/cc/flickr)
An Egyptian minister has been exposed encouraging the country's police force to use "automatic weapons" against protesters in a recording broadcasted by the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera news network on Tuesday. According to reports, a voice attributed to Egyptian interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim is heard speaking at a meeting of Egypt's Central...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A Hispanic advocacy group in Seattle is calling on the Justice Department to...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Decades of mass incarceration have proven to be a costly and ineffective...


Marking this "holiday of horrors," another black guy dies - this time on video - another white cop walks. The failure of a New York grand jury to indict Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death quickly sparked a righteous wave of protests and furious chants of "This Stops Today." A stunningly tone-deaf NYPD offered the hashtag #Wehearyou and the vow they're "committed to rebuilding public trust." Hey NYPD: The people have had it. Eric Garner's father: "There is no justice system."