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The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Arguments with my mom, the cop

<b>(John Roman Images via Shutterstock)</b><p>As cases of police brutality pile up, I find myself caught between the woman who raised me and my own worldview<p>Jen Fitzgerald<p>January 6, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>In Florida for Thanksgiving, I was surfing the channel guide for CNN, hoping to find out whether a decision …

Eric Garner

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No One Is Studying the Link Between Poverty and Sexual Assault

A recent study based on Department of Justice statistics showed that young women who aren't in college are at greater risk of rape than women …

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …

“This is not a war, this is a 12-year-old kid!”: Shocking video shows plainclothes NYPD officer punching child

<b>(dominikherz via iStock)</b><p>In the video, at least ten officers can be seen restraining two boys<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>December 19, 2014 7:32pm (UTC)<p>NYPD's department of Internal Affairs is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest captured in the video below. In the YouTube clip, two teenage boys …

Clueless cop gets schooled: Watch this horrific defense of police killing

<b>Jeffrey Follmer, Andrew Hawkins (MSNBC/AP/Tony Dejak/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A Cleveland cop’s demand for an apology from the Browns’ Andrew Hawkins reveals a system that’s lost its humanity<p>Joan Walsh<p>December 16, 2014 11:20pm (UTC)<p>Tired of the Bill of Rights? Cleveland police union chief Jeffrey …

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“They wouldn’t allow me to see the doctor”: Another pregnant woman jailed in Wisconsin for seeking medical care

<b>( ANURAK PONGPATIMET via Shutterstock)</b><p>Tamara Loertscher told her doctor about her previous drug use because she wanted to get care. She got jail instead<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 15, 2014 3:24pm (UTC)<p>Tamara Loertscher just had a feeling she was pregnant. She didn’t have health insurance and money was …

Why innocent people plead guilty

<b>(shutterstock)</b><p>It happens all too often. Our judicial system heavily favors the prosecution in pre-trial negotiations<p>Dusty Christensen<p>December 14, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>On Sept. 18, 2000, Walter Bowman was shot in the chest during an armed burglary at his …

The shocking truth about law enforcement’s most self-serving myth

<b>Darren Wilson (Reuters)</b><p>The reason it’s so hard to prosecute cops who use deadly force is the same reason minorities are so often targeted<p>Jane Chong • Joseph Pomianowski<p>December 14, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>That “split second” before police officers killed Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford was …

“Basic humanity under assault”: How America’s criminal justice and economic tipping points collided

<b>(AP/David Goldman)</b><p>When people can’t live free of police abuse or earn wages that provide security, here’s what happens to dignity<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 8, 2014 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Again. Just more than a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, opted not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the August …

Woman Shot and Killed at Nordstrom was Scared to Get Protective Order

On Nov. 28, shoppers were filing into a Nordstrom store in downtown Chicago on Black Friday, when a man walked up to the third floor, approached an …

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving …

Study: Cops Tend to See Black Kids as Less Innocent Than White Kids

"Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent."<p>Asked to identify the age of a young boy that committed a felony, participants in a study routinely overestimated the …

Mile Runner: Ed Droste Drives from Oregon to New Hampshire in One Week Flat

After a surreal and entirely enjoyable evening in the gardens of Sampson and Beasley, I woke up abruptly to my alarm on a Sunday morning and realized I had to get from Portland, Oregon, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by the following Friday morning. I’ve done a lot of travel, but I’ve never planned …

Banff National Park

This Canadian park boasts some of the world's finest unspoiled ecosystems.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1885 <b><br>Size:</b> 1,641,027 acres<p>Simplicity marks the origin of Banff—Canada’s first national park. In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a natural …

The Only Man Who Can Fix Mass Incarceration Is Barack Obama

Waiting for Congress or the courts or a popular movement to fix America's prison crisis is a waste of time.<p>Today, like any other day, there are around 2.4 million people incarcerated in America’s federal, state, and local prisons and jails. Together, the nation’s inmates would constitute the fourth …