Natasha Lennard is a contributing writer at The Intercept. Her work covers politics and power and has appeared in Esquire, The Nation, and the New York Times opinion section. Her book "Violence," with Brad Evans, will be released this year.
The Coronavirus CrisisNew York Appealed to Keep an Elderly Prisoner Behind Bars — Then He Got Coronavirus
Muntaqim, after a half-century behind bars, posed no risk to society, so a judge ordered him free. But the government’s appeal instead risked his life.
The Coronavirus CrisisA Detainee at Rikers Island Was Cleared for Release Because of the Coronavirus. Six Weeks Later, He’s Still in Jail.
The same district attorney that locked David Campbell up has consented to his release amid the coronavirus pandemic. So why is he still in jail?
The Perversity of Needing to See Ahmaud Arbery Die on Video to Recognize That His Black Life Mattered
It is its own grave affront that the circulation of intolerable scenes of brutality against black people remain necessary.
The Coronavirus CrisisWith Millions Unable to Pay for Housing Next Month, Organizers Plan the Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century
The rent strike is aimed at pressuring politicians to respond in the only way appropriate to the exacerbated housing crisis: by canceling rent.