When Covering Up A Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP’s Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.org -

On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made [...]

We Don’t Need Mass Incarceration To Keep People Safe

By German Lopez, Vox.com -

If mass incarceration were an effective way to fight crime, then one would expect to see a strong correlation between higher rates of incarceration and reduced crime. States have been running a [...]

Stop Peddling Black-On-Black Crime Myth. DOJ Disproves It

By Aaron Morrison, mic.com -

By Aaron Morrison for Mic - That’s been a common refrain of conservative, pro-police activists who believe black social justice movements are too occupied with officer-involved shootings. Some [...]

Fixation On Trump’s Crimes Distracts From Criminal System

By John Steppling, www.counterpunch.org -

By John Steppling for Counter Punch - I cannot remember U.S. culture ever being quite so compromised by ruling class control. Hollywood turns out one jingoistic and militaristic and racist film [...]

Marijuana Legalization Is Decreasing Violent Crime In Border States

By W. E. Messamore, www.ivn.us -

By W. E. Messamore for IVN - In a paper published by The Economic Journal last month, a study by the Norwegian School of Economics in partnership with the Pennsylvania State University Department [...]

Argentine Gen. And 28 Others Sentenced To Life For Crimes Against Humanity

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The historic sentencing of 43 accused of grave human rights violations in the case known as La Perla comes after a "mega-trial" lasting nearly four years. An Argentine [...]

Appeal From U.S. To World: Help Us Resist U.S. Crimes

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By Staff of Roots Action - Since the end of the Cold War, the United States of America has systematically violated the prohibition against the threat or use of force contained in the UN Charter [...]

Bill Clinton, “Black Lives” And Myths Of The 1994 Crime Bill

By Marc Mauer, www.themarshallproject.org -

By Marc Mauer for The Marshall Project - Bill Clinton’s recent confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia has rekindled debate about the wisdom and political realities of [...]

In Detroit, Safety Is A Privilege Enjoyed By The White & Wealthy

By Patrick Sheehan, www.alternet.org -

By Patrick Sheehan for Alternet. Detroit's public electric company, DTE Energy, that the local government was forced to decommission all streetlights on its residential streets. Not only did DTE [...]

Report: Media Exaggerates Image Of Blacks As Criminals

By Daniel Angster, Salvatore Colleluori, & Todd Gregory , www.mediamatters.org -

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in [...]