Activists and advocates in New York City have long called for the city to make sharp cuts to the NYPD, the nation's largest police force. The uprising against police brutality, in New York and around the country, has suddenly put serious momentum behind those demands.
Abigail Savitch-Lew has written for Dissent and City Limits and is currently an intern at the Nation.
A year after the devastating West Virginia chemical spill, residents have organized. But preventing another tragedy will require taking on the energy industry.