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Law Enforcement



  • A Lesser-Known Trump Immigration Policy Needs Biden’s Attention

    by Smita Ghosh

    Biden should reverse the Trump policy of using "expedited removal" to deport migrants without a hearing, which is part of a historical pattern of deportation programs that harm communities, separate families, and sometimes result in legal residents being expelled from the United States.



  • Blue Bloods: America's Brotherhood of Police Officers

    by Eve L. Ewing

    “How many unions are there where you’re assigned a gun and told you can shoot people?” Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner asked me during a phone interview. “I mean, they have superpowers. They are given superpowers over the lives and freedom of other people. Over the integrity of their bodies.” 



  • The Police Lie. All the Time. Can Anything Stop Them?

    A 1961 Supreme Court ruling establishing the Exclusionary Rule--that evidence obtained illegally is inadmissible in trial--spurred a host of police practices to circumvent the rule, most involving lying in reports about the circumstances of a search or arrest.


  • The Twisted History of Domestic Military Intervention

    by Alan Singer

    The use of federal troops to enforce domestic law and order has usually served the interests of big business and white supremacy; recent calls to send in the troops are not concerned with protecting freedom.



  • A 'Hamilton'-esque Scandal Helped Give Trump His Cudgel

    by Gautham Rao

    The real impediment to Trump's use of the Insurrection Act is historical precedent and norms; If Trump doesn't have any regard for them, there is little to stop him from following through on his pledge to deploy the military in American cities.