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People who should be released from jail are dying there instead

Originally posted on Fusion:
The day after Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail cell, Native American activist Rexdale Henry was found dead with broken ribs in a Mississippi jail cell.…

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why the government’s monitoring of the Black Lives Matter movement should come as no surprise

Originally posted on Fusion:
The Department of Homeland Security has been closely monitoring the activities of the Black Lives Matter movement—news that should come as no surprise to anyone familiar…

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse and neglect in criminal justice system

Originally posted on New Pittsburgh Courier:
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass leads a panel on females formerly incarcerated to help legislators understand how best to provide intervention services. (Courtesy Photo) U.S.…

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lynching as settler colonialism: Jesse Carr, ‘The lawlessness of law: lynching and anti-lynching in the contemporary USA’, Settler Colonial Studies, 2015

Originally posted on settler colonial studies blog:
Abstract: This article examines the mutually constitutive nature of mob rule and rule of law, arguing that American histories of lynching indicate it…

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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