Law and Policy


A counter-protester confronts members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Anti-Fascists Have Killed Exactly Zero Civilians in 26 Years

In contrast, right-wing extremists and white supremacists have killed at least 329 people in violent attacks since 1994.

Milwaukee’s Federal Deployment Will Not Be Like Portland, U.S. Attorney Says
Milwaukee’s Federal Deployment Will Not Be Like Portland, Swears U.S. Attorney

The new description is at odds with President Trump’s announcement.

New York Police Department officers walk down a street with shields during a "Solidarity with Portland," protest, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
NYC Police in Plainclothes Snatched a Protester Off the Street and Put Them in a Van

The protester has been released, but the NYPD has gotten heavy criticism for unidentified officers making a violent arrest with an unmarked car

National Guard Maj. Adam DeMarco testifies during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)
Witnesses Paint Two Very Different Pictures of What Happened in Lafayette Square

National Guard commander says Park Police used "unnecessary" force

A demonstrator shouts slogans using a bullhorn next to a group of military veterans during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Protests Surge as Trump Deploys Federal Forces to Cities

Trump’s use of federal forces to crack down on protesters has drawn outrage and led to an upswell of new protests in cities across the country.

A federal officer fires crowd control munitions at Black Lives Matter protesters at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Since federal officers arrived in downtown Portland in early July, violent protests have largely been limited to a two block radius from the courthouse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Trump Is Using Federal Forces as His Own ‘Goon Squad’ and ‘Personal Militia,’ Say Former Officials

Despite widespread backlash over his deployment of federal forces to Portland, President Trump has sent federal law enforcement officers to more cities.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)
How a Group of Progressive Lawmakers Are Trying to Stop Trump’s Secret Police

As the president sends more federal agents to more cities that don't want them, this group wants to slow down their funding