America's Brutal Society
By Tom Carter, December 19, 2012
Largely hidden from public view, police kill an average of between one and two people in America every day.
By Kristina Betinis, December 17, 2012
After Chicago police shot and killed Jamaal Moore, protests erupted in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
By Patrick Martin, December 17, 2012
A series of bloody incidents and preemptive arrests took place across the United States in the three days following the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
By Kate Randall, December 15, 2012
The massacre is the worst in the US since the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech University, which left 33 dead. Less than five months ago a shooting rampage at a theater in Aurora, Colorado resulted in 12 deaths and 58 people wounded.
By David Brown, December 8, 2012
A public forum in Cleveland Thursday night exploded in anger over the police killing of two people last week.
By Julien Kiemle, November 21, 2012
After a year of record numbers of homicides, California Highway Patrol officers will be brought in to aid local law enforcement police the city's streets.
By Kate Randall, November 14, 2012
Brett Hartman was the third person put to death in Ohio since the state ended a six-month moratorium on executions.
By Kate Randall, October 22, 2012
Ferguson’s defense has argued for decades that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and that his execution would constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”
By Kevin Kearney, October 20, 2012
The state’s county governments now confront the cost of housing, feeding and providing medical care to as many as 30,000 former state prison inmates for long periods of time.
By Kate Randall, October 1, 2012
A workplace shooting last Thursday afternoon in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota claimed six lives, including that of the shooter.
By Kate Randall, September 26, 2012
Texas death row inmate Cleve Foster was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court refused to grant him a stay.
September 11, 2012
The World Socialist Web Site received this letter from the mother of Milton Hall, who was killed by Saginaw police July 1.