by Jim Thompson
In The New York Times, Timothy Williams writes that “more than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs—including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in the country—are adding their clout to the movement to reduce the nation’s incarceration rate.”
Garrett Epps at The Atlantic contends that the New York Police Department’s systematic surveillance of New York’s Muslim community between 2001 and 2011 was unconstitutional.
In Talking Points Memo, Ben Railton celebrates the cultural, political and legal legacy of Walter Mondale.
David W. Blight at The Atlantic explains why political victories of the Reconstruction era have yet to create an American society free from the racial prejudice that fueled slavery.