Stories by John Knefel

John Knefel is the co-host of Radio Dispatch and a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter at @johnknefel. subscribe to John Knefel's feed

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Privacy, not surveillance, is what must be justified now. We must make sure not to draw the wrong lessons from Boston.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Defense attorneys have reason to believe their online activity is being monitored.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bad police behavior runs roughshod over civil liberties, and costs cities millions of dollars in payouts to those who successfully sue.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The defense industry is a powerful and influential lobby.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A mystery is unfolding that highlights the peculiarities of the military commission system.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You should know about them because they may already know about you.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Handcuffs that give shocks? Mobile iris scan readers? Thanks to Homeland Security cash, police departments are stocking up on all kinds of creepy new technologies.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the war on drugs, the war on terror and general public apathy about civil liberties, police can stomp all over your rights.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Many New Yorkers can barely survive the week after the storm.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Adnan Latif suffered at the hands of the US government in ways that most people can't begin to comprehend.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An immigrants rights campaign is traveling the U.S. by bus to bring awareness to the terror undocumented people live with daily.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new report just out documents how the NYPD used excessive force, arrested reporters, and concludes that police broke international law in their handling of Occupy.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite dubious, anonymous sourcing and the total lack of evidence to implicate Occupy Wall Street protesters, the media jumped on the would-be scandal.

Posted on: May 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

JPMorgan Chase losing $2 billion on a risky trade has many pundits calling for more regulation. But they're still missing so much of the story.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rodriguez v. Winski calls for the creation of an independent federal position to oversee the NYPD.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: Extra!

Would corporate media continue to talk about inequality without a vibrant protest movement forcing their hand? The answer, unsurprisingly, is no.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: Salon

Why it's important for occupiers to see the inside of the prison-industrial complex.