Bruce Zagaris is an attorney at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP.
‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Encourage Dangerous Vigilantism
Some Americans call the cops on black people for frivolous reasons. Others appoint themselves judge, jury, and — sometimes — executioner.
Report: Students Under Siege
How the school-to-prison pipeline, poverty, and racism endanger our school children
Poverty Won’t ‘Make America Great’
A recent UN report on international poverty highlighted an unexpected crisis area: the United States.
Pardons Aren’t Policy
The president’s offer to pardon people unjustly behind bars is a welcome one. But he could do so, so much more.
This is the Wrong Time to Cut Back on Public Housing
More than half a million Americans are homeless — the size of a large city.
Police Killed More People Last Year Than Mass Shooters
The fight to curb gun violence must address the violence inflicted by law enforcement.
Is It Really Fair to Call It Our ‘Justice System’?
The deaths of Alton Sterling and others show that black Americans rarely get justice.
Black Panther Disembarks From The Roles Black Actors Have Traditionally Been Pigeonholed Into
The evolution of Black roles in film, from Mammy to T’Challa.
Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Is Deeply Disturbing
The president called a man who freely violated people’s constitutional rights a “patriot.” What does that make his victims?
Calling Working People of All Colors
The economic concerns of the white working class and people of color are more alike than different.
Another Black Man Left to Die in the Streets
Shooting after shooting, police deny black lives even the most basic human concern that could’ve saved them.
Students, Not Criminals
Punitive school policies are funneling children – especially African-Americans – out of the classroom and into jail cells.
African Americans Are Still Treated as Second-Class Citizens By the Law
The infamous Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling once denied African Americans any and all rights as human beings. Has anything changed?
From Mamie Till to Tarsha Jackson, Mothers Continue the Fight for Juvenile Justice
Emmett Till’s mother brought awareness to America’s failed, racist justice system over 60 years ago. Today, mothers are still at the forefront of the fight for justice for their children and all children.
Mother’s Day is Another Day to Struggle for Justice When Your Child is Behind Bars
An emerging grassroots, family-based movement, sustained by the love of mothers across the nation, reminds us that mothers are leaders as well as nurturers, teachers as well as advocates.
Report: Mothers at the Gate
A movement of family members is developing around the country that aims to challenge both the conditions in which their loved ones are held and the fact of mass incarceration itself.
How the U.S. criminal justice system operates as a debt-based system of racial control
State-sanctioned racial oppression is achieved through a new kind of slavery.
Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering
Drug profits moving through the U.S. financial system are estimated to be as high as $100 billion a year.