Police State

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Walter Scott appears in his Coast Guard uniform in this undated photo. (Credit: The Scott family)
The judge presiding over the case of Walter Scott, who in April 2015 was shot in the back by former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, was forced to declare a mistrial on Monday after the jury announced that they were unable to come "to a unanimous decision." "The court therefore must declare a mistrial in this case and I so declare...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Naomi Klein and Tulsi Gabbard
The number of veterans traveling to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Water protectors on horseback at the Oceti Sakowin camp.
"I signed up to serve my country and my people and I did that overseas,"...


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."