Aaron Miguel Cantú
Aaron Miguel Cantú is an independent journalist. He’s worked in newsrooms in New Mexico and New York City and is currently based along the U.S.-Mexico border. He covers criminal justice, education, environmental harm caused by corporations, and immigration for outlets like The Hechinger Report, The Intercept, Rolling Stone, and The Nation. His work has received awards and praise from organizations like the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the ACLU, and has been cited by congressional representatives and local officials. He also contributed to the book “Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States” (Haymarket, 2016).
Protests for Black LivesFederal Prosecutors Engaged in Unprecedented Push to Jail Protesters Before Trial
Shamar Betts has been detained since June for a provocative flyer he posted on Facebook amid protests over the killing of George Floyd.
The Coronavirus CrisisPrisoners Describe Official Missteps at the Center of Michigan’s Worst Coronavirus Outbreak
People in custody at the Muskegon Correctional Facility say frequent, haphazard transfers contributed to the virus’s spread.
The War on ImmigrantsHow Trump’s Border Wall Perpetuates the Legacy of Colonialism on the Rio Grande
The government has submitted condemnation notices for hundreds of mostly Hispanic landowners to build the Rio Grande Valley portion of its wall.
Detroit’s Hidden Crack Casualties
An old case sheds new light on police abuse in the crack era, raising doubts about old convictions, and exposing the collateral costs of Detroit’s drug war.