Even Police Chiefs Understand Mass Incarceration Is Bad

Andy Cush · 10/21/15 09:36AM

Plenty of people agree that America should stop throwing every last shoplifter or weed-smoker in jail. On the right they get to talk about reducing incarceration’s burden on taxpayers; on the left it’s a victory for civil rights. Now, even the country’s top law enforcement officials—those who you’d think would be driving mass incarceration in the first place—are getting in on the act.

The American Police State Hates Black and Poor People

Andy Cush · 08/07/15 11:39AM

The Wall Street Journal today states that roughly 30 percent of Americans have a criminal record of some sort. We’ve been over this before, but let’s take this opportunity to discuss exactly why the figure is so horrible. No matter how many times you’ve heard it, 30 percent of 318 million people may feel like an abstract concept, difficult to wrap your head around. The havoc wreaked upon those tens of millions of lives, however, couldn’t be more concrete.

Police Just Love Lying

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/03/13 03:20PM

Across the country, police officers have very little incentive to tell the truth. Is that such a crazy thing to say?