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Cops made his life a living hell. Judges are making it worse

Offensive Facebook posts led to the arrest of activist Joshua Martinez. But his treatment in court and $1 million bail reveal the often-overlooked role played…

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Connecticut made prison phone calls free. Other states should do the same

Transcript Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling the Bars. The prison industrial complex gets money from people, the poorest people in the nation….

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Cops hate citizen journalists, but they’re not the only ones

Transcript Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham ,and welcome to Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a single…

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Kip Kinkel, the establishment’s poster child for juvenile incarceration, finally speaks

Kip Kinkel was publicly reviled when, suffering from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, he shot and killed his mother and father before killing two of his classmates…

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The drug war destroyed her family. Decades later she’s breaking her silence

The nation’s endless war on mind-altering substances has many casualties, some who refuse to be forgotten. That’s why Catherine Freeman is coming forward after 47…

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In Maryland, organizers fight to give juvenile lifers some measure of hope

Sonia Kumar, senior attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, explains the movement to restore the parole option to people sentenced for serious crimes in childhood….

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Battleground Baltimore: Ghost Guns in Baltimore

Ghost Guns in Baltimore, Explained Earlier this week, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and US Department of Homeland Security announced the arrests of four men…

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes it easier for judges to give young people life sentences. Now what?

ACLU legal expert Sonia Kumar says the ruling slows but does not stop the movement toward more just sentencing for juveniles. The post U.S. Supreme…

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Former cop became cop watcher after this fraught encounter with police

Transcript Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham, and welcome to the Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a…

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What everyone gets wrong about the ‘Defund the Police’ debate

Public debates about “Defund the Police” have seemingly devolved into an all-or-nothing rhetorical war with little room for nuance. But opponents of the slogan and…

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International commission indicts American policing system for “crimes against humanity”

In our first segment for this week’s episode of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with Marjorie Cohn about the highly anticipated report from the…

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Cops keep pulling him over, and their reasons are increasingly bizarre

Shortly after our story aired on how police put LA resident Daniel Alvarez in handcuffs for a bogus traffic violation, he was pulled over again…

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Prison violence like Alabama’s demands a national reckoning

This story originally appeared in Facing South on June 18, 2021, and is shared with permission. During the early fall of 2017, just three days before…

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Cops wanted to make her a felon, but missed a key piece of evidence

Michelle Lucas is a pizza delivery driver, a proud grandmother of four, and a community activist who alleges that she was railroaded into a felony…

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The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons

Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars’…

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Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth

A birthday date goes awry when a Los Angeles resident and his passenger are profiled during a traffic stop resulting in the cuffing of the…

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Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore?

Although many Baltimore leaders are adept at paying lip service to the movement to protect Black lives, they still have a long way to go…

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Cops told him the First Amendment doesn’t apply, then they arrested him to prove it.

The arrest of a cop watcher by Texas police raises serious questions about the rights of citizen journalists and the state of the First Amendment….

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Texas’ prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery

Texas’s prison system from the end of the Civil War to the 1980s used perhaps one of the clearest continuances of slavery, the prison plantation…

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What corporate media got wrong about this brutal arrest caught on bodycam

While PAR conducted two separate investigations into the case, the brutal arrest and tasering of cab driver Lufti Saalim at a Toledo, Ohio, Walmart went…

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The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart

Transcript Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham, and welcome to the Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a…

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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials….

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