“We Charge You”: After a Bridgeport police officer killed a 15-year-old, a long fight for accountability

“I would never imagine having to prepare for my brother’s birthday by picking out decorations for a memorial site.” On September 14, 2018, Jazmarie “Jaz” Melendez, a 20-year-old with a high ponytail and ripped blue jeans, stood on a makeshift platform in McLevy Green Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Around fifty people dotted the lawn in …

The New Face of Immigrant America: Welcome to Jackson Heights

Director Frederick Wiseman’s portrait of a neighborhood reveals the new multiculturalism of the American immigrant experience.

More Money, More Problems: How Do We Fix Campaign Finance?

In the upcoming 2016 election, campaign finance is quickly becoming a campaign issue. Donald Trump has repeatedly brought voters amusing images of his fellow Republican candidates begging the Koch brothers for donations. On the other side of the aisle, Bernie Sanders has made headlines by denying money from Super PACs and still raising $26 million through grass­roots support. …