Meet Alex Han

In These Times is growing: We’re excited to announce that labor organizer and activist Alex Han has joined us as the new Executive Director.

Adeshina Emmanuel is an editor at Injustice Watch, a nonprofit journalistic research organization dedicated to exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. He is a former reporter for DNAinfo Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reporter and Chalkbeat.
The Thing About Police Unions
Electing Progressive Prosecutors Isn’t Enough. Now, Activists Are Holding Them Accountable.
From Kim Foxx in Chicago to Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, reform-minded prosecutors are facing pressure from organizers working to transform the criminal justice system.  
Police Union Fought Reforms To Address Sexual Assault by Officers
An examination of lobbying records shine a light on the behind-the-scenes clout of the Fraternal Order of Police.
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How Chicago’s Police Union Contract Ensures Abuses Remain in the Shadows
Activists are calling on the city to represent victims of police violence in upcoming contract negotiations.
DOJ: To Address “Defective” Accountability System, Chicago Must Renegotiate Police Union Contracts
The DOJ's damning report found a pattern of racism and unreasonable force, and that contract provisions hinder investigations.
Jeff Sessions Is Trump’s Nominee to Head the DOJ. Is Police Reform Doomed?
Trump's DOJ could halt federal efforts to reform police departments, but activists vow to continue the fight at the local level.
Why Black Lives Matter Is Taking On Police Unions
After Alton Sterling and Philando Castile: How the System Punishes Protesters and Protects Police
Police in Minnesota and Louisiana have their own "bill of rights" that can shield officers from accountability for fatal shootings.
How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms
Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms.
Lawmakers Push for Chicago Police Accountability With New Legislation in Springfield
New legislation from Illinois' state capital wants to change the way police misconduct is handled.