New articles in Human Rights: public safety

Pentagon orders Ferguson to return Humvees. What about other militarized cities? read

John Krakauer now wishes he had never climbed Everest. listen

DOJ files “statement of interest” backing decision that it is unconstitutional to ban homeless people from sleeping/camping in piblic spaces. “ he clearest sign of an oppressed population is when the law criminalizes its actions or defining characteristics. History is full of examples of Jim Crow justice and laws banning intermarriage. But even though those pillars of oppression have been dissolved — and as a new age of growing gender equality and same-sex marriage dawns — the law has settled its gaze on another enemy. The homeless.” read

Attorney Generals of 16 (!) states file petition to block EPA regulations of carbon plants. read

New articles in Human Rights: public safety

Kenan Malik on Europe’s failed immigration policies. read

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore riots: “When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.” read

Sam Brody and Jenna McLaughlin relate a different story of the beginning of the Baltimore troubles. read

Eddie Conway and Jessica Desvarieuz (RNN) discuss events in Baltimore during Freddie Gray funeral and uprising. read

Michael Daly on Baltimore riots and Obama’s honest descriptions of the larger social problem behind police/youth tensions. read