Criminal Justice

Articles about police, prisons, torture, and related subjects:

“NYPD vs. FBI — and Both Against al Qaeda.” October 11, 2014.

Night Catches Us.” June 28, 2014.

“At ‘Law and Disorder’.” (With Jenny Esquivel and scott crow.) May 11, 2014.

“Witness to Betrayal: scott crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby.” Toward Freedom. December 19, 2013.

“The Strange Case of Vahid Brown, Counter-Terrorism Trainer and Clueless Hipster.” Seattle Free Press. November 2, 2013.

“Life During Wartime: Mass Surveillance, Intelligence, and Repression in the United States.” Toward Freedom. November 1, 2013.

“Imaginary Conspiracies: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.” Toward Freedom. June 5, 2013.

“Power Concedes Nothing.” Z Magazine. October 2012.

“The FBI’s Record of Lawlessness.” International Socialist Review. September-October 2012.

“These are attacks against the very principle of solidarity.” Committee Against Political Repression. September 1, 2012.

The Black Panthers in Portland.Against the Current. July/August 2012.

The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti: A Book Review.” Toward Freedom. June 7, 2012.

“The Politics of Security: Policing, Dictatorships, and Resistance.” Toward Freedom. March 9, 2012.

Prison Blossoms: Anarchist Voices from the American Past.” Toward Freedom. February 1, 2012.

Cops for Labor?Dollars and Sense. September/October 2011.

“Exclusion Zones: Policing Public Space — with Deadly Results — in Portland, Ore.” In These Times. September 2011.

“Profiles of Provocateurs.” Kasama Project. June 9, 2011.

“Strategy Toward a World Without Cops: Police Accountability vs. Abolition.” Slingshot. Summer 2011.

The Other Side of the COIN: Counterinsurgency and Community Policing.” Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements. May 2011.

Wedding Bells and Jail Cells.” In These Times. February 2011.

“Politics of Killer Cops and Cop Killers: Police Violence, Resistance, Crisis of Legitimacy.” Against the Current. January/February 2011.

“Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations, Day One.” Portland Indymedia. September 18, 2010.

“Gun Rights Are Civil Rights.” With Peter Little. Bring the Ruckus. July 1, 2010.

“Explaining Away the Abuse.” West Denver Copwatch. April 14, 2010.

“Two Books on Counterinsurgency and Anthropology.” Z Magazine. April 2010.

“Police Use of Force: Rethinking How We Arm Portland Police.” Oregon Live. February 26, 2010.

Border Horror, Part Two: 30 Days of Night: Juarez.” The Comics Journal. February 4, 2010.

Border Horror, Part One: Infestacion: The Mythology.” The Comics Journal. February 3, 2010.

Critical Resistance at 10: Addressing Abolition, Violence, Race and Gender.” Against the Current. March/April 2009.

“‘A Criminal with a Noble Face’: Oscar Wilde’s Encounters with the Victorian Gaol.” Perspectives. 2009.

“Hidden Torture, False Democracy.” International Socialist Review. September-October 2008.

Talking About Guns, Fighting About Race.In These Times. September 2008.

“Confronting Horror: Writing About Torture.” New Politics. Winter 2008.

Cops Against Brutality [review].” Against the Current. January/February 2007.

Undercover Cover-Up.” In These Times. May 2006.

“Introduction: Speaking of Repression.” The New State Repression by Ken Lawrence. (Portland, Oregon: Tarantula, 2006).

Torturers ‘R’ Us: President Bush Denies Reality.” In These Times. December 19, 2005.

Caging Race and Gender: Are Prisons Obsolete? [review].” Against the Current. Number 114. January/February 2005.

The Demand for Order and the Birth of Modern Policing.” Monthly Review. December 2003.

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