Adaner Usmani, assistant professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University, joins us to discuss the current wave of violent crime in the US, the law-and-order backlashes of prior decades, and the origins of mass incarceration. The Jacobin Show airs every Wednesday at 6 PM ET and […]
On The Jacobin Show, Adaner Usmani explains the economic origins of mass incarceration and discusses solutions for rolling back the police state today.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on an effort that urges the Biden administration to drop a Trump-era effort to prosecute WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.
The DOJ, the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon. The totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the Biden administration’s domestic violence extremism review.
From 2019. It appears that the number of prisoners has leveled off and even declined slightlyly over the past decade even as population size has increased. My guess is that the overlords of the system have decided that two million prisoners is the optimal amount needed to keep […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that the Biden admin is considering a partnership with private firms to track extremist chatter.
Political correctness/cancel culture of the right.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on reports that the FBI pursued domestic terrorists without a warrant.
Abolishing qualified immunity is spot on. American Civil Liberties Union The murder of George Floyd last year was another wake-up call for many Americans about racism in policing. It was also a reminder that past efforts to address racist police practices have failed repeatedly. At the time of […]
By Ben Fox, Associated Press/ABC News WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced an internal review to assess the threat of violent extremism from within the agency, part of a broader administration focus on domestic threats following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. […]
Oh, well. Folks need to organize their own protection systems.
China is the test market.
The state tries to strengthen its position.
An interesting case study.
It’s Going Down On today’s episode we speak with Kieran, President of CWA Local 7250 and long-time organizer in the Minneapolis area about how rank-n-file union members kicked the National Guard out of a union controlled Labor Center building. We talk about the National Guard on the streets […]
Saagar Enjeti and Ryan Grim react to reports that The Postal Service is running a covert operations program.
Crimethinc On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last […]
By Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to prostitution. The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would no longer […]
Democratic strategist and council member at-large of Montgomery County, Maryland, Will Jawando, discusses the types of systematic changes he’d like to see for policing.
Krystal Ball breaks down the downfalls of a heightened security state, referencing the government’s manufacturing of terror plots.
This is probably at least plausible because civil rights organizations are more accustomed to dealing with these issues and more likely to pursue a case. Blacks tend to view police attacks on other blacks as a collective threat, while whites are more likely to dismiss such things as […]
By Jason Good, Narconon Any kid from the 1980s and 1990s can recall the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program. The well-known drug abuse awareness program came on the coattails of Nancy Reagan’s “just say no” campaign. The campaign, steeped in the misguided ideology of the “war on drugs” purported to […]
By Peter R. Quinones It started at Ruby Ridge. A guy took his family to the middle of nowhere to get away from those he believed were trying to stoke a race war (any questions when you consider the modern day?), and they followed him there. After the […]
From 2017. By Niall McCarthy, Forbes Over the past three decades, U.S. cities have allocated larger and larger shares of their budgets towards law enforcement. Today, the U.S. collectively spends $100 billion a year on policing and a further $80 billion on incarceration. Even though crime levels have […]
That didn’t take long either.
“We’re not dealing with bad apples, we’re dealing with a rotten tree.” Trevor addresses Daunte Wright, Caron Nazario, and the system that protects bad cops.
By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment The movement to decriminalize psychedelics has spread so rapidly this year that it can be hard to keep track. But Decriminalize Nature, the group coordinating many of these initiatives, is up to the task. The group recently shared a map with the most […]
Chicago police release bodycam footage of shooting on 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to newly released findings on the January 6th Capitol riots.
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host says ‘nothing the Democratic party advocates for is more dishonest than gun control.’
By James Bovard, The American Conservative Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented that announcement with a call for a national red flag law to entitle police […]
Trump had Bill Barr of Ruby Ridge infamy. Now, Biden has this dude from Waco infamy. Saagar Enjeti reacts to Biden’s pick for head of the ATF, David Chipman,
By Mike Baker and Evan Hill, New York Times Investigators said that Michael Reinoehl probably opened fire before officers killed him last year. But some key evidence raises questions about that conclusion. SEATTLE — When a U.S. Marshals task force killed a self-described antifa activist in Washington State […]
A U.S. Army officer is suing two Virginia police officers over a violent traffic stop last December. Police body camera video shows the officer in full uniform being approached by the cops with their guns drawn. Christina Ruffini has more.
Police said the officer accidentally discharged a gun instead of a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday. Protests erupted overnight.
Police released the body cam footage from an officer-involved shooting in Minnesota.
He got Fred Hamptoned and Randy Weavered. Krystal Ball discusses new details in the assassination of Antifa activist, William Reinhoel.
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Azi Paybarah, New York Times BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a motorist on Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis where a police officer is on trial and charged with murdering George […]
By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery […]
Former Hawaii congresswoman reacts tactics being suggested to crackdown on domestic terrorism on ‘Fox News Primetime.’
Here it comes. Right on schedule. I disagree with some of Kristian Williams’ analysis in this, which includes the usual special pleading and false dichotomies, but the core point is on target. By Kristian Williams, Truthout Mainstream Democrats are in a hawkish mood when it comes to “domestic […]
In this heartfelt and thoughtful talk, Christina shares her ideas about the destructive impact of the war on drugs and the mounting evidence that the opposite approach would be much more effective. Christina Dent is a life-long Mississippian and was a staunch supporter of the War on Drugs […]
Senator provokes outrage by saying US has an ‘under-incarceration problem’ with 2.1 million imprisoned
This is the guy the neocons really want to be their frontman. Watch out for this dude. By Stuti Mishra, Independent Republican senator Tom Cotton is facing a backlash for suggesting the US, which imprisons more people per capita than any other country, has an “under-incarceration” problem. The […]
A former Bucks County police officer is facing charges after authorities say he sexually abused four teens while he worked as a D.A.R.E officer, officials said. Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the charges Wednesday against former Warminster Township Police Officer James Carey, 52.
This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]
Soviet America attack press freedom to defend war criminals and torturers. By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Press freedom, peace, and human rights advocates are rallying behind Daniel Hale, the former intelligence analyst who blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s drone assassination program, and who pleaded guilty Wednesday […]
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
By Mel Leonor, Richmond Times Dispatch Gov. Ralph Northam is moving on Wednesday to speed up marijuana legalization in Virginia, backing changes to the legislation that would do away with penalties for possession of an ounce effective this summer. Northam will also seek to accelerate spending on public […]
By Buck Sexton, American Consequences Morning Joe is the premier MSNBC news program for latté liberals who worship snide elitism. If you were a B student in prep school with parents that got you into Brown University with a phone call to the advancement office, but you swear […]