The impact of on-officer video cameras on police–citizen contacts: findings from a controlled experiment in Mesa, AZ
This piece is cross-posted from Common Cause. “Speaking just a few weeks before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in Read more
As Black communities emerge from the shadows of criminalization, hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter have jumped off the computer screen and into the street.
A primer report from the Prison Policy Initiative on how exorbitant calling rates make the prison telephone industry one of the most lucrative businesses in the United States today, at the expense of some of the most vulnerable consumers.
A report on kickbacks, rates, and hidden fees in the jail phone industry
Key decisions that shape people’s lives—decisions about jobs, healthcare, housing, education, criminal justice and other key areas—are, more and more often, being made automatically by computers. As a result, a growing number of important conversations about civil rights, which focus on how these decisions are made, are also becoming discussions about how computer systems work. Read more
A diverse coalition of civil and human rights organizations, media justice advocates, and good government groups publicly released a core set of Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data in February 2014. The Principles are intended to inform corporations, law enforcement, and state and federal policymakers about the critical impacts on civil rights Read more
This publication highlights examples of efforts involving Black- and Latino-serving nonprofit organizations that utilize strategic communications to enhance their advocacy work and improve opportunities in communities of color.