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Activists gathered outside Brooklyn, New York’s Borough Hall for the Oct. 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.

Parents of the Young Killed by Police Support Each Other, Keep on Showing Up

NEW YORK — The parents who gathered on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall on a recent balmy Sunday morning came from different boroughs and ranged in age but all had one thing in common — all of them had buried a child who had been killed by the police. One of them, Nicholas Heyward […]

Story Summary: NYPD presence in New york CCity Schools.

Perps or Pupils? Safety Policy Creates Prison-like New York City Schools

This story was produced in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity [/one_third_last]

Inman Park, Atlanta

The Graffiti Project

Is it art or vandalism? You decide.

A.R, age 15, Spofford Detention, Bronx, NY [now closed]

A.R, age 15, Spofford Detention, Bronx, NY [now closed]

“I’m in here for ‘menacing’ but I think the charges will be dropped. I broke my arm first playing with my brothers and then re-broke it defending my mom from a guy who was hassling her.”

C, age 16, Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, New York

C, age 16, Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, New York

“I’m from the Bronx. I did five months at Riker’s Island [when Spofford was under construction]. I’m hoping to get 3 months in upstate secure detention and then bounce.”