What Do We Know That Police Actually Do?

My penpal Lacino Hamilton sent me this article he wrote a while back titled “We Have to Come to Grips With the Real Function of…

Celebrating Assata Shakur on Her Birthday

Assata Shakur was born on this day in 1947 in New York and she’s had a wildly unfair life ever since. I wrote about Assata…

Criminal Justice Media Resources I Rely On

As a growing abolitionist, it’s massively important for me to know exactly what I believe and why. Every conversation I have with a supporter of…

Two Years Since the Mauna Kea Protests

Kānaka ʻoiwi have seen our culture and history trampled, stolen, rewritten, and colonized since the first haole imperialists landed on our ʻāina. Just as the…

Reintroducing Ruth Wilson Gilmore

My ‘Activist Profiles’ of the past featured abolitionists like Angela Y. Davis and Mariame Kaba and a lawyer in Bryan Stevenson, so to add to…

Remembering Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask

On Saturday, fittingly before America’s “birthday,” Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask passed on and became an ancestor to our lāhui. Dr. Trask was a historian, activist, leader…

There Is No Cause for Celebration on This Day

Every year as we approach the fake state of America’s “independence” day and celebration, I want to focus on/remind others of why the U.S. should…

One Year Since Our Collaborative Abolition Article

It’s somehow been almost one year since my now-comrades Leilani Maxera and Laurel Mei-Singh and I wrote a collaborative article calling for abolition of the…

Hawaiʻi’s Love for Police is Horrifying

There are few places where locals love their police force on the same level as people do here in Hawaiʻi. Of course everywhere in and…