Killed by NYPD: The system, its problems and the fightback

NEW YORK — “No justice, no peace! No justice, no peace!” protesters chanted Dec. 6 as they rallied in Manhattan’s Foley Square. The event was planned months in advance to bring attention to the issue of police brutality in New York City. But following the shooting death of groom-to-be 23-year-old Sean Bell, the event took on new meaning and urgency.

Ellison win a rebuff to Bushs policies

MINNEAPOLIS — The success of the Keith Ellison congressional campaign here was noteworthy from several perspectives.

Where your money goes: Were getting poorer because were paying more for debt

So, let’s link two recent financial stories: household debt continues to climb, topping out at 24 percent of household; annual bonuses to the employees of five major investment banks will total $36 billion this year, or an average of over $200,000 a piece.

Two victories for civil liberties: more to come?

As 2006 winds down, two court victories were racked up for civil liberties against the Bush administration’s authoritarian policies. More such triumphs are likely.

Texas GOP in disarray

HOUSTON — In the wild, wild west of Texas politics, Republicans have set a new standard since the November election.

Sean Bell: What justice requires

Fifty bullets. One bullet can kill a person — imagine what 50 did to 21-year-old Sean Bell and his two friends. What happened to these three unarmed young men on Nov. 25 in Queens, N.Y., is a horror, a tragedy — and a crime.