Krystal and Saagar parse through the data and privacy battles with tech apps, especially apps for period tracking, that will become central to abortion law enforcement in restrictive states
Krystal and Saagar tear into the Uvalde police for harassing the mother who told media outlets the truth about what happened during the school shooting when she ran in to save her boys
By Matthew Petti, Reason U.S. taxpayers have been paying for training that encourages aggressive policing. Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer believed he was being trained by an Israeli special forces officer, but was actually an unwitting participant in a sketch by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Under the […]
By Andrew Chung Reuters WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday shielded police from the risk of paying money damages for failing to advise criminal suspects of their rights before obtaining statements later used against them in court, siding with a Los Angeles County […]
Olayemi Olurin criticizes New York City mayor Eric Adam’s ‘war on the homeless,’ and his bolstering of the NYPD.
Meltdowns Have Brought Progressive Advocacy Groups to a Standstill at a Critical Moment in World History
What would these types be like if they held real state power, and not just as useful idiots for the dominant sectors of the plutocracy? By Ryan Grim, The Intercept Everyone acknowledged that Zoom was less than ideal as a forum for a heartfelt conversation on systemic racism […]
Briahna Joy Gray makes the case that the Fourth amendment is under attack after a new Supreme Court decision gives border patrol agents immunity from lawsuit.
Krystal and Saagar give viewers updates on the Washington Post drama continuing to play out online as reporter Felicia Sonmez accuses everyone opposed to her meltdown of sexism
By Alice Tecotzky, Breaking News Intern As funerals for the children killed at the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School took place on Thursday, journalists were confronted by police and bikers. There has been a constant press presence in Uvalde since the shooting, which the Houston Chronicle reports […]
Imagine having the shamelessness to not only refuse to do your goddamn job, but arrest the people who WILL do your job and then lie repeatedly about it.
“We don’t know if they were cowardly” I mean tasing and arresting the parents who wanted to save their children because you wouldn’t do it, that’s some pretty cowardly shit.
Olayemi Olurin and Robby Soave react to body cam video showing Tempe police officers watched a man drown rather than assist him.
Krystal and Saagar cover the deepening Uvalde police coverup of their misconduct during the mass shooting including threats to a mom who spoke to the media about their mistakes
By Ryan Lovelace – The Washington Times The FBI has a rulebook restricting its agents’ actions, but it does not want the American people to know what it says. The several-hundred-page Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) used by agents is a hidden handbook intended to standardize policy […]
Krystal and Saagar bring the latest on the Uvalde shooting investigations that local law enforcement leaders are hiding from as even more lies about the timeline come to light
“Nothing will fundamentally change.” – Joe Biden
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Joe Biden wants to declare war on white supremacy or at least so he claims. “White supremacy is a poison. It’s a poison… running through our body politic.” He forcefully declared at a recent PR junket following one […]
Desperate onlookers urged police to charge into the school where their children were trapped. Instead, police massed outside the building for 40 minutes and waited.
By Julie Gerstein, Associated Press UVALDE, Texas — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upward of 40 minutes and ended […]
By TRAVIS LOLLER, AP News COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day about getting money for food, finding somewhere to shower, and […]
by Don Fitz and Susan Armstrong The change in marijuana laws across the US raises issues far beyond, “Hey, dude, we can blow a joint now without getting busted.” The racism that permeated the age of criminalization now lurks throughout the phase of decriminalization. The burgeoning business of […]
By K. Lloyd Billingsley Independent Institute As the great state of Minnesota recently confirmed, a police officer of Somali extraction can gun down an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a crime, get his murder conviction tossed, and gain release after serving only 57 months. That works out to […]
Postmedia News A Florida sheriff wants citizens to take the law into their own hands if someone is breaking into their home. “If someone is breaking into your house you’re more than welcome to shoot at them in Santa Rosa County,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson told […]
Krystal and Saagar comment on the concerns raised by GOP Sen. Rand Paul about the DHS ‘disinformation’ board and the threat it could pose to free speech
Krystal and Saagar analyze the reporting about the FBI’s searching of millions of Americans data over the past year without obtaining warrants
Proto-Protestant Blog Many Evangelicals will undoubtedly celebrate the recent legislative moves in Texas and Florida and both governors (one Catholic and one Evangelical) are certainly viewed as allies or even champions in the Christian Right’s culture wars. Let’s be clear. Sodomy is an abomination and parents that encourage […]
Slavery is still legal in this country for felons. Not only do private prisons get money from the government for warehousing prisoners, they are allowed to hire them out as super-cheap labor for private companies. We really need to start a list of companies that use prison labor […]
“We’re all potential victims.”—Peter Christ, retired police officer Rubber-stamped, court-issued warrants for no-knock SWAT team raids have become the modern-day equivalent of colonial-era writs of assistance. [Click to Tweet] It’s the middle of the night. Your neighborhood is in darkness. Your household is asleep. Suddenly, you’re awakened by […]
Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger details his almost 1000-day detention after taking on Big Oil.
By Caitlin Johnstone The news man tells me the CIA’s “Queen of Torture” now runs a life and beauty coaching business which helps midlife women “look good, feel good, and do good.” “HI, I’M FREDA, A CERTIFIED BEAUTY AND LIFE COACH READY TO HELP YOU OWN YOUR BEAUTY […]
Olayemi Olurin and Darvio Morrow react to new data showing that American police budgets have remain largely stagnant through the past five years.
The Herland Report Herland Report: The American Prison Industrial Complex: There’s no two ways about it: The United States of America and its 50 state governments love putting people in prison. The U.S. has both the highest number of prisoners and the highest per capita incarceration rate in the […]
Olayemi Olurin, Briahna Joy Gray, and Robby Soave discuss New York Mayor Eric Adams’ response to yesterday’s Brooklyn subway shooting.
Briahna Joy Gray makes the case for seeking alternative solutions to address violent crime.
By CHARLES CRUMPLEY Los Angeles Business Journal The Los Angeles Police Department is having such a difficult time attracting recruits that leaders plan to seek help from the business community. Specifically, L.A.’s landlords will be asked to voluntarily subsidize apartments for police recruits for two years. That way, […]
Journalist and former federal prosecutor Ankush Khardori
Ryan Grim describes how an ‘all-or-nothing’ dogma is flawed in treating addiction.
By Alexa Gervasi The Week In the United States, government officials cannot inflict pain to compel you to speak — unless you live in Texas, Louisiana, or Mississippi. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that police officers do not violate the Constitution when they […]
Newly elected New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a former cop, and so it should come as little surprise that he’s making an increased police presence a part of his plan for reducing crime in the city. Controversially, he’s decided to bring back the controversial “broken windows” […]
The House is poised to pass legislation this week that would legalize marijuana, just the latest example of the swiftly changing attitudes on drug laws that marks a near reversal from the Reagan-era war on drugs that also reverberated through the 1990s.
Carly Cooperman and Melik Abdul debate whether additional funding for the police will help stop crime.
By Aída Chávez The Nation After 50 years of prohibition, some states are starting to challenge the federal government’s policy on psychedelic drugs. In November 2020, voters in Oregon passed a pair of historic drug policy ballot measures. The first was Measure 110, a proposal to decriminalize low-level […]
By Maia Szalavitz The Nation Just a few decades ago, the left and the right, politicians and the public, universally embraced the criminalization of drug use. But a new consensus has emerged. Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson was raised by a single mother in a Baltimore housing project. […]
by Katie Way Vice Maybe it’s the book’s cover, with its huge, red letters and clean typeface, legible from halfway across a room. Or maybe it’s just the message that’s electrifying. The End of Policing has been omnipresent on anti-racist reading lists since summer 2020, but it entered […]
Max Alvarez and Amy Tarkanian discuss the reappropriation of American Rescue Plan funds to police and prison expenditures.
THEMED SHOW: War on Drugs Keeps Failing, Countries Try Decriminalization / Opiate Users Switching to Marijuana / Which Drugs Should Be Legalized & Decriminalized? / and much more… 00:00 Start 00:35 War on Drugs Keeps Failing, Countries Try Decriminalization 06:17 Opiate Users Switching to Marijuana 11:03 Which Drugs Should Be Legalized […]
Krystal and Saagar analyze the decisions by American and Russian officials to take the countries’ respective media down as the Cold War rhetoric heats up
Here’s a brutal irony about regulating hate speech: Such laws often end up hurting the very people they are supposed to protect.
Kim Iversen explains the World Economic Forum’s efforts to introduce a digital ID.
Robby Soave makes the case that issues related to transgenderism and gender fluidity shouldn’t be adjudicated in primary school classrooms.
Briahna Joy Gray discusses the neoliberal exploitation of the Canadian truckers protest.