The secret interrogation techniques used in the name of national security are truly horrific.
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The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.
Over six years after the Open Society Foundations launched the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the initiative is spinning off as an independent organization.
Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.