Gitmo for the Poor: States Leave Impoverished Inmates in Legal Limbo (VICE News: September 24, 2014)

What do New York and Mississippi have in common? Not much, unless you get arrested and can’t afford a lawyer. In both states, people are routinely stuck in jail without indictment or an… Continue reading

Locking Up Pregnant Drug Users Has Devastating Consequences (VICE News: July 15, 2014)

It’s Texas in July and it’s sweltering inside the house where Jessica DeSamito, 30, is currently staying. She’s just discovered that the air conditioner is on hock at a pawn shop. “It’s so… Continue reading

Yahoo and Google Are Still Running Deceptive Anti-Abortion Ads (VICE News: May 9, 2014)

Google made headlines a few weeks ago when it announced it would remove misleading ads for “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs), the facilities across the US that try to deter women considering abortions by… Continue reading

Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels (VICE News: May 8, 2014)

Marijuana has accounted for nearly half of all total drug arrests in the US for the past 20 years, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. And according to the Department of Justice (DOJ),… Continue reading

Is the DOJ Forcing Banks to Terminate the Accounts of Porn Stars? (VICE News: April 27, 2014)

This past Monday, porn star Teagan Presley arrived home in Las Vegas from yet another whirlwind strip club appearance tour and found a letter from her bank. Chase was closing her account, which… Continue reading

The US is Using Its Youth as a Credit Card (VICE News: April 16, 2014)

On Monday, the US Congressional Budget Office, in releasing its ten-year projections for the Department of Education, revealed that the government is projected to profit from student loan debts over the next ten… Continue reading

It’s Very Easy to Get Onto the Terrorist Database, and Impossible to Get Off It (VICE News: March 29, 2014)

The Department of Justice released an audit of the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist protocol on Tuesday. This claimed that while the agency has improved its speed when it comes to adding — and removing… Continue reading

Indigenous Canadian Women are Suffering a Murder Epidemic (VICE News: March 4, 2014)

Last week’s discovery of the body of Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student who disappeared while working on a thesis about missing and murdered Native Canadian women, sparked calls across the country for action.… Continue reading

Uganda’s ‘Miniskirt Ban’ is No Joke (VICE News: February 28, 2014)

While the international media focuses on Uganda’s recently signed anti-gay bill, a lesser-known pornography ban has wreaked havoc on the country’s women. After the bill was approved by parliament with references to indecent… Continue reading

Bill De Blasio’s Diversity Opportunity (Daily Beast: January 12, 2014)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is under pressure to consider the FDNY’s pitiful diversity record when choosing a new fire commissioner. Pressure is mounting for newly inaugurated New York City mayor… Continue reading