Crime

July 15, 2016
By:
Hanna Velazquez

This blog was originally posted as "Words From a Woman With Tears On a Badge" on Hanna Velazquez's blog NotYett.

May 09, 2016
By:
Steve Russell

Don’t lecture me about alcohol and in particular about drunk driving, because I can turn incoming admonishments around on a dime.

January 13, 2016
By:
Stephen Selkirk

EDITOR'S NOTE: On December 17, 2015, Terrance Jackson, 24, was convicted of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Gerald Smith, 22. The author witnessed that violent confrontation between two men he never knew, and testified at Jackson's trial.

November 05, 2015
By:
Carly McIntosh

As you stand by the Assiniboine River you hear the running of Mother Earth's water, as well as feel her love flowing near you.

October 11, 2015
By:
Daniel Straight Arrow Lessard

I’m writing to you for one particular and spiritual reason.

September 12, 2015
By:
Isadore Day

September 6 marked 20 years since Anthony “Dudley” George, an unarmed First Nation man, was shot by the Ontario Provincial Police and died.

September 03, 2015
By:
Robert DesRosier

What do victims of disaster, crooks fleeing capture, and burning buildings have in common? If you replied, “FirstNet,” you already know how big a shake up this federal initiative is about to cause.

July 26, 2015
By:
Cynthia K. Dunne

When I left my job after 28 years as a federal prosecutor to volunteer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, I was warned by a friend in the community, “do yourself a favor, never state an opinion about Leonard Peltier.” We both assumed I would opp

July 23, 2015
By:
George J. Abeyta

Submitted By: George J. Abeyta, Uncle of Stallone Trosper, Teacher/Coach, Fancy Feather Dancer Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.

July 18, 2015
By:
Alex Jacobs

Modern day slavery exists every day, everywhere all over in the world. You may hear that there are more people in slavery, as sex workers and forced labor bondage, than at any time in history.

July 10, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

An innocent woman minding her own business was killed by a convicted felon in the country illegally who was on the streets of San Francisco because the local jail had ignored a “detainer” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

May 29, 2015
By:
Kerry Hawk Lessard

For weeks now, I have been struggling to come to terms with what happened in Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray and how to write about it in a way that shows humility, respect, empathy, and a feeling of relationship.

January 13, 2015
By:
Alex Jacobs

Is this country headed toward becoming a police state? Some will tell you we’ve been on that road since 9/11, and maybe since the imperial presidencies of Nixon and Reagan.

December 24, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

I’ve been watching the chest pounding about the ambush killings of two police officers in New York by a crazy man with a long criminal history.

Who are they saying was responsible?

Anybody who uttered "Hands up! Don't shoot!"

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