Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Plans For Massive Police Compound Worries Community

A coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trump’s “multi-pronged attack” on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Department’s “capacity for violence.”

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Court Rejects Seattle Police Claims That De-escalation Policy Violates Their Rights

What this lawsuit really amounts to is resistance by a sub-section of Seattle police, who refuse to be more careful about how they use their weapons so they do not kill citizens.

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After Harvey, Black Women’s Defense League Focuses On Relief For Communities Of Color In Houston

An interview with Niecee X of the Black Women’s Defense League, which is deeply involved in relief efforts for those in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Appeals Court Forces CIA’s Hand In FOIA Requests For Torture Records

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by a district court, which maintained a FOIA request for records on CIA personnel or affiliates that engaged in torture “constituted a question” instead of a legitimate request.

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CIA Torture Architects Settle With Survivors Avoiding Publicity Of Trial

With a U.S. president in office now who has praised waterboarding and other forms of torture, this is unlikely to be much of a deterrent on government officials who engage in torture or abuse.

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