These are the things I've written that are tagged "justice"

The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth

20 June 2017

Vann Newkirk on the most famous American emancipation holiday, and why it must be celebrated: Juneteenth, rather, celebrates a belated liberation. Enslaved people in the Confederacy who didn’t manage to escape to Union lines or find themselves in occupied territory were not all made free by Lincoln’s proclamation, and had to await the end of […]

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

24 February 2015

The Guardian: The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. A whole lot more at the link. Accusations include holding minors (as young as 15 years old) without council […]

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