Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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? By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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 By Frederick Reese
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?