This week’s Extra! Extra! brings us more news on abuses of power at all different levels of the criminal justice system. We also take another look at some of the situations we’ve been following in Belarus, Ethiopia, and the Uighur detention camps in China, and an update on the climate crisis and the pandemic.
Get to know Loretta Lynch, the first black woman to ever hold the office of Attorney General.
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
This statistic is based on the reports of migrant shelter directors, though it is possible the number is even higher due to underreporting.
The state should be a rational actor, not a vengeful creature. Nothing about the current system — its high cost, its failure as a deterrent, its racist application — stands up to rational argument.
A look at the stories behind the stories and the humans behind the characters and the numbers behind those stories in everybody’s favorite lezalicious prison dramedy.
“For trans* women who are locked up, getting access to medical care and safety from the guards and inmates is a serious problem. But the problem starts when they are put in prisons designed for men.”
On what Obama said (and didn’t say) this morning when he surprised everybody with a speech expanding on his thoughts about the Trayvon Martin ruling.
Topics include Walter White, manic pixie dream girls, economics, shyness, Kerry Washington, shyness, Jonestown, racism and mercy, the future of journalism, affirmative action and more!
A Canadian’s take on how backwards the struggle to get immigration reform for same-sex couples has turned out to be.
Is the closing of Tamms Correctional Center — where even non-violent criminals are locked in a cell for 23 hours a day, deprived of all human contact, for years at a time — a harbinger of things to come?
On growing up with (or without) guns.
“The only way that we as queer and trans* activists can fight against homophobia and transphobia as it impacts the most vulnerable members of our community is through working in coalition with other social justice groups to fundamentally change and dismantle these unjust systems.”