Arkansas’ plans to hastily execute eight death row inmates in a period of less than two weeks before the expiration date of one of its sedative drugs was a horrific and insane plan to begin with.
It’s been a whirlwind day for United Airlines, which has been under fire after videos emerged of law enforcement literally dragging a 69-year-0ld Asian passenger off the Sunday evening flight out of Chicago that they overbooked. Now, though, the Chicago Police Department is joining in the tone-deaf response.
After video of a man being brutally dragged off an overbooked United flight from Louisville to Chicago on Sunday night tore across the internet, one New York Times columnist bravely set out to find the World’s Worst Take on the outrage.
Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is probably the only person in Alabama right now who doesn’t think he’ll be impeached for ethics violations.
Baltimore residents wanted it—particularly those whose communities for too long have been ravaged by police misconduct and brutality. City council members wanted it. The mayor and police commissioner wanted it, too.
On a warm Wednesday morning in late October, three men piled into a gray-blue Dodge van and drove to a cafe in an upscale section of north St. Louis. The van was old, the kind that squeaks and shakes and rumbles as if it’s going to burst at any moment, Looney Tunes-style, and as the men pulled over and jumped out,…
UN human rights experts have sounded the alarm over an “undemocratic” trend in the U.S. by lawmakers to criminalize and impede the right to protest. The warning is particularly troublesome given that one of the primary tools to fight the agendas of President Donald Trump and right-wing Republicans has been consistent,…
It’s hard to imagine a world without the now iconic six-colored stripes of Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, which he made in 1978 at the request of the late San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk to be launched at that year’s Gay Pride Parade as a uniting symbol. (Baker’s original flag had eight colors.)
NEW YORK—The mood in the room was upbeat. Day one of the Convening of Sanctuary Cities, the first meeting of its kind, had brought together dozens of local elected officials, advocates, and legal experts to pick at fruit plates while sharing strategies to work against the White House’s sweeping immigration agenda. Law…
Today, First Lady Melania Trump attended the International Women of Courage event held by the State Department to honor 13 women who have shown “exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.” (Interestingly enough, two of the recipients are…
Several states are resisting President Donald Trump’s authoritarian targeting of undocumented immigrants in the United States, but perhaps none as much as California.
At first glance, it may seem that new charges brought against white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald are deserved.
Ongoing brutality, isolation, and civil rights violations have added urgency to continued calls by opponents of New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex to shut the facility down.
Muchas de la luchas más importantes durante la presidencia de Trump no se disputarán en el Congreso o en las calles de Washington. Las batallas se librarán en nuestros municipios, las capitales estatales y nuestros vecindarios alrededor de Estados Unidos.
Dos mujeres guatemaltecas han denunciado a un agente de la patrulla fronteriza de Estados Unidos por supuestamente abusar de ellas sexualmente en una oficina de la agencia en Texas. Las hermanas tenían 19 y 17 años cuando ocurrió el incidente en julio de 2016.
Two young women from Guatemala claim a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer sexually assaulted them at a field office in Texas. The sisters were 19 and 17 years old during the alleged July 2016 attacks.
On Sunday, a former student at the University of Colorado Law School sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had suggested that "many" women manipulate employers to take advantage of paid leave:
In the summer of 2012, Jameka Evans started work as a security guard at Georgia Regional Hospital. At work, Evans wore a men’s uniform and her hair short. She didn’t openly discuss her love life, but she is a lesbian. Not long after she began work at the hospital, she says, her boss and a human resources manager began…
Steve King is doing fine and has lots of friends in the House, thanks for asking.