Author : Frederick Reese
Frederick Reese About Frederick Reese
Frederick Reese is lead staff writer for Mint Press specializing in race, poverty, congressional oversight and technology. An award winning data journalist and creative writer for over 15 years, Frederick has written about and worked for social advocacy projects and personal awareness efforts. Frederick is a jack-of-all-trades, with work experience as a teacher, a pastry chef and a story writer. Frederick has publication credits with Yahoo!, B. Couleur, and more. A native New Yorker, Frederick graduated from Colgate University in 1999 and Johnson & Wales University in 2003. Frederick started his journalistic career writing for his university’s newspaper, “The Colgate Maroon-News,” before starting and heading his own magazine, “The Idealist.” Most recently, Frederick received a data journalism award from the International Center for Journalists for his minimum wage coverage for MintPress. Follow Frederick on Twitter: @frederickreese
Who Benefits From Police Militarization?
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? By
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just
Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System
Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System By
Members of a faith-based coalition rally in Milwaukee, urging the governor to “use the authority granted by the people of Wisconsin to reform this cruel, unjust, inefficient and dangerous system NOW.”
Questions About Race, Profit Surround Private Youth Prisons
Questions About Race, Profit Surround Private Youth Prisons By
Over 40 percent of Americans under 23 have been arrested. What kind of care or treatment do juveniles in the private prison system receive? And does race matter?
Human Rights Issues Emerge As Assange’s Health Deteriorates
Human Rights Issues Emerge As Assange’s Health Deteriorates By
Assange says he’s leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London “soon,” but not giving himself up to British authorities. WikiLeaks spokesman confirms Assange’s “bags are packed.”
Shooting Of Unarmed Missouri Teen Reflects An Out-Of-Control Police Force
Shooting Of Unarmed Missouri Teen Reflects An Out-Of-Control Police Force By
There’s a sense among many that the police are growing to be more of a liability than an asset and that law enforcement isn’t necessarily fulfilling its “to serve and protect” duties.
Are Cable Giants Buying Federal Government Influence?
Are Cable Giants Buying Federal Government Influence? By
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring an event honoring an FCC commissioner, leading some to speculate that they’re greasing federal wheels.
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Goes Beyond Economics
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Goes Beyond Economics By
Infrastructure is the lifeblood not just of the American economy, but of American life. How much longer can we pretend it’s not a problem that it’s falling apart?
How — And Possibly Why — The US Contributes To The Saudi Police State
How — And Possibly Why — The US Contributes To The Saudi Police State By
In practical terms, the United States’ commitment to the “war on terror” has led the country to make a devil’s deal with a nation accused of domestic terrorism.
Pot Brownie Arrest Forces Reflection On Marijuana Convictions, Edibles
Pot Brownie Arrest Forces Reflection On Marijuana Convictions, Edibles By
A 19-year-old could be facing life in prison for making pot brownies, but are edibles trivializing consumers’ concept of the power of THC?
Obama Comes Out Against Internet “Fast Lanes”
Obama Comes Out Against Internet “Fast Lanes” By
The president’s recent comments seem to be at odds with other positions he has taken in regards to the notion of the “Open Internet” during his tenure.