HRW has a new report out called Sex Workers at Risk. If you don’t have time to read the whole report, skim through some of the testimonies. How cops treat sex workers and trans people is disgusting.
Of course cops treat a lot of other people like shit too as this kickass kid managed to record during a stop and frisk.
And what about this dickhead 911 operator who hung up on and then arrested a girl trying to get help for her collapsed father. Unbelievable.
Some interesting short videos about the drug war in Latin America over at TNI, this one from Ecuador in particular.
Hey, remember when Obama said he was going to close Gitmo? Psych! Turns out “Prison conditions and legal constraints have only gotten tougher, not easier, under the Democratic president.”
A good overview of solitary confinement from one of the prisoners at Corcoran. It looks like there may be another hunger strike.
What happens when you lose your hands while making flat screens in Mexico? You are screwed.
I haven’t actually looked at the research, but apparently liberals are more prone to stereotypes than conservatives.
Can someone explain to me why this GEO exec and his son are not in one of their abusive private prisons instead of say undocumented immigrants who haven’t done shit?
Guess we are too busy arresting kids for doodling.
Any of you have recent info about ankle bracelets on truant students?
So in India, if you are raped, they will stick two fingers up your crotch to make sure you aren’t a slut. In Swaziland, if you wear a miniskirt, you will be sent to jail for six months for provoking rape. And in Italy, a Catholic priest said women are being killed by their husbands because they are too confident. Nice world.
Finally got around to watching this interview of David Graeber. I need to read his debt book. Any of you gotten to it yet?
P.S. When I was looking for a Gitmo image for this post, I came across so many horrifying political cartoons supporting indefinite detention without trial or just plain murdering those prisoners. WTF!