Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke to thousands of law enforcers in New Orleans this week at the National Sheriffs’ Conference, congratulating themselves on Trump’s new “zero-tolerance” policy of separating families at the border
Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful actors in local criminal justice systems, and they need to be held accountable when they cross the line into the criminal conduct they’re supposed to fight.
Last week the Webster Parish School District agreed that it would no longer subject students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytizing, and other religious rituals.
Schools are not religion-free zones, and they shouldn’t be. But the best way to protect prayer and students’ religious-freedom rights is for school officials to butt out.
Earlier this week, transgender student Kami Pham and her classmates used the power of grassroots activism to prevent an egregious violation of her rights.
Louisiana Prosecutor’s Decision Not to Charge the White Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling is a Travesty.
Communities of color continue to be brutalized and killed by police without accountability or reform.