The Supreme Court Shouldn't Say Intentions Matter Most When It Comes to Violent Threats on Social Media
With the case of Anthony Elonis' violent rap lyrics posted on Facebook, the Supreme Court has a chance to better our legal framework surrounding online threats.
Whether or not he meant to, the Ferguson cop contributed to a centuries-old tradition of racism in describing Mike Brown's facial expression as "demon."
The Hong Kong pro-democracy protests borrow from a global language of dissent, but are reflective of the very specific politics and history of the administrative region.
It is counterproductive to treat the anger within Islamist extremism as purely irrational without recognizing some of the grounds for it.
A funeral, a shooting, and a beheading demonstrated both the power and limitations of social media when faced with pain and horror.
Even if Officer Darren Wilson receives a hefty jail sentence, he should not be the scapegoat nor "bad apple" that lets cops off the hook.
In the midst of national outrage over police killing unarmed black men, no one should urge faith in the criminal justice system.
A 21-year-old queer man in Atlanta is the latest victim of the justice system's allegiance with homophobic and transphobic violence.
Property destruction and looting after cops kill teens are not senseless or distracting — that's what fighting back looks like.
No good argument can be made for requiring porn to set a good example for safer sex practices on-screen.
SketchFactor is the new smartphone app that enables users to avoid "sketchy" areas — or places that make privileged white people nervous.
Her political success is rooted in defending some very contentious national security policies while calling for robust civil liberties.
In the digital or physical world, we should be able to point to specific acts of deception and bad faith and say, “that’s fucked up.”
NYPD's Aggressive Hunt for the Brooklyn Bridge Pranksters Is About Embarrassment, Not Counterterrorism
The excessive police response to the Brooklyn Bridge flag swap is about spectacle and force. So let's hope the culprits get away with it.
A leaked government document reveals the extraordinary powers assumed in the name of counterterrorism without our knowledge.
Botched and protracted executions make the barbarism of all capital punishments impossible to avoid.
NYPD officers choke a black man to death and, like in Spike Lee's 1989 film, we should not expect justice.
A new report highlights how feds can set up an entire terror plot and still get terror convictions against Muslims.
In a case where a white man claims self-defense for shooting an unarmed black teen, we cannot ignore race's role in US justice.