Justice
Police Commissioner Pick Will Be an Early Test for New York City’s Next Mayor
Alice Speri – Jun. 22
In a mayoral campaign focused on policing and public safety, candidates have promised to limit the authority of the next person to run the NYPD.
A U.S.-Mexico Pledge to End Disappearances Fails to Grapple With the Complicity of the State
Ryan Devereaux – Jun. 21
The promise was a little-noticed outcome of Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Coronavirus Crisis
Recent Covid-19 Spike in Immigration Detention Was a Problem of ICE’s Own Making
Felipe De La Hoz – Jun. 20
The increase coincided with ICE’s decision to transfer people through a Mississippi facility where coronavirus cases were exploding.
Hacked Emails Give Unfiltered View Into the D.C. Police Gang Database
Chris Gelardi – Jun. 18
The emails reveal how the Metropolitan Police Department’s gang database is connected to other flawed tough-on-crime initiatives.
The War on Immigrants
ICE Discussed Punishing Immigrant Advocates for Peaceful Protests
José Olivares, John Washington – Jun. 17
Internal documents show how ICE surveilled immigrant advocates’ protest activities — and floated retaliating against them for it.
Absent Biden Policy, Justice Department Pursues Death Penalty in Boston Bombing Case
Akela Lacy – Jun. 16
Joe Biden campaigned as a vocal opponent of the death penalty. Now he’s gone quiet.
Reality Winner, Whistleblower on Russian Hacking, Is Released From Prison
Peter Maass – Jun. 14
Winner, who received the longest-ever prison sentence for serving as a journalistic source, has moved to a federal halfway house in Texas.
The War on Immigrants
ICE Locks Down Facility as Women Protest Handling of Possible Tuberculosis Case
Felipe De La Hoz – Jun. 12
Women detained by ICE staged a protest after learning of possible tuberculosis exposure. Facility staff responded by taking away phone access.
The War on Immigrants
The Biden Administration Is Routinely Sending Mexican Children Back to Danger, Report Finds
Ryan Devereaux – Jun. 10
While the administration vowed to end Trump’s practice of expelling unaccompanied minors, the practice persists for children from Mexico.
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