​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion

DNA—the most private and intimate of information—is being swept up in blanket canvasses by Canadian police, who say the samples are collected from individuals who meet either demographic or geographic profiles, and only with their consent. But the process requires no court order, no legal oversight, and is subject to no comprehensive policies. And advocacy… Read More ​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion

Justice in society and justice in the SIU

February 2012 Our society defines justice for crimes by having someone put behind bars. We see this idea represented in television, movies, and other cultural media. According to our neoliberal conservative police state, we have somehow drawn a connection between incarceration and closure. This is an extremely problematic way to view a criminal justice system.… Read More Justice in society and justice in the SIU