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On Tuesday the Stop Mass Incarceration Network organized a protest in New York City (one that turned violent on the Brooklyn Bridge), as well as several more across the nation calling for an end to police violence. Carl Dix, co-founder of the organization along with Cornel West, said that "what it came down to is that the declaration for the movement that’s calling for an end to police being given a green light to...
It's hard to imagine that most people would really want to talk about their experiences in prison, much less to a room full of buttoned-down academics and other people who have probably never had a run-in with the law, and might never know what it feels like to be put in handcuffs or strip searched. But a new project, Global Dialogues on Incarceration, spearheaded by the New School’s Humanities Action Lab and several other...
This Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio will meet with organizers from Justice League NYC, one of the groups that's been spearheading the Eric Garner protests. The group has led demonstrations across the city—including outside of Gracie Mansion—since early December, when a Staten Island jury decided not to indict a police officer for killing the unarmed black man after placing him in a chokehold. The Justice League, as part of Gathering For Justice, an activist group founded...
Protests calling for justice in the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was killed when he was put into a chokehold by a police officer this summer, continue today at various locations around the city after a weekend of mostly peaceful demonstrations. On Saturday, more than 25,000 people joined the Manhattan march from Washington Square Park up to Midtown and back down to the NYPD police headquarters shouting chants like,"no justice,...