Erica Bailey, daughter of Aaron Bailey, wipes a tear during a news conference, Oct. 31, 2017, in Indianapolis. Two Indianapolis police officers won't face criminal charges for the June shooting death of Aaron Bailey, who crashed his car while fleeing from a traffic stop, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Americana

Civilian Police Review Boards: Toothless Testaments to Institutional Racism

Civilian review boards fail to stop the bleeding in their communities thanks to their institutional toothlessness. Their lack the authority to subpoena police or investigate police abuse leaves them at the mercy of police to self-investigate.

 

Somalis remove the body of a man killed in Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to over 50 Sunday, with more than 60 others injured, as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
War on Terror

Imperialism, Intervention, “War On Terror” Detonate In Mogadishu

The recent devastating car bombing in Mogadishu has been blamed by Somali officials on the terrorist group al-Shabab. But the violence (and famine) that have beset Somalia have deeper roots — decades of imperialism and intervention, and use of Somalia as a staging grounds for the “war on terror.”