Stories by Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email subscribe to Natasha Lennard's feed

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: Salon

In a world where our every action can be traced, catalogued and digitized, there's something eerily mysterious about something so large vanishing without a clue.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: Salon

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: Salon

The political theorist and linguist slams the agreement that has little to do with free trade.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: Salon

New report shows prevalence of brushes with criminal justice system falls along race and gender lines.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Chomsky on the NSA, earth's destruction and more.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2013, Source: Salon

In yet another case of defying the limits of physiology, 17-year-old Jesus Huerta died in Durham police custody.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: Salon

Then they handcuffed him before seeking medical attention.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: Salon

In just the latest police shooting to reach headlines, a 59-year-old was reportedly shot while complying with cops.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: Salon

California backtracks on RFID chips in drivers’ licenses.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: Salon

Vast network of metadata on 4 billion calls each day stored by the phone company can be sifted by the drug agency.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Top secret document leaked by Snowden shows aims, successes and failures of $52 billion intelligence nexus.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013, Source: Salon

NSA in action? Joint Terrorist Task Force searched house based on innocent Googling of backpacks and pressure cookers, couple says.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Salon

Controversial security expert Steven Randam says anyone engaging in protesting will have their data tracked ... and more.

Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Tea partiers are not alone. The IRS has vigorously waged its own "War on Drugs".

Posted on: May 25, 2013, Source: Salon

Advocates see potential "sea change" now that government crackdown on leaks includes framing journalism as a crime.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: Salon

David Sal Silva was reportedly seen and recorded being beaten to death by California police.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2013, Source: Salon

A lawful San Jose dispensary has been ordered to vacate in latest federal crackdown to challenge state laws.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2013, Source: Salon

Big Ag friend Sen. Roy Blunt has said he introduced the biotech rider and "worked with" Monsanto to do it.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: Salon

A provison that protects the biotech giant from litigation passed Congress without many members knowing about it.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Salon

Following a telecom company's federal lawsuit, the government can no longer send National Security Letters.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Prisoners' attorneys claim that inmates refusing food after reported interference with affects including Korans.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: Salon

Using remote administration tools, this community of hackers is making women the unsuspecting victims to prying eyes.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2013, Source: Salon

Reviews of foreclosure abuses undermine banks' claims that mistaken evictions were rare.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2013, Source: Salon

A new report from the New York Fed shows the explosion of total student loan debt, which shows no sign of stopping.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: Salon

A year ago today George Zimmerman shot dead the unarmed black teen. Here's what you missed when headlines stopped.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: Salon

The bank HSBC laundered money for drug traffickers and terrorist groups and received a slight slap on the wrist

Posted on: Feb 8, 2013, Source: Salon

Human Rights Watch finds hundreds of tenants face criminal charges when they fail to vacate.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2013, Source: Salon

If this rate continues, this administration will deport as many people as were from 1892 to 1997 combined.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: Salon

The family of the boy, who was held by cops for hours, is suing the police and the city.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: Salon

In weekend attacks, hackers released encrypted government files and turned the sentencing website into a videogame.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Salon

Police used a device intended to monitor terror suspects.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to maintain power, and head further to the right.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: Salon

GOP lawmakers in statehouses around the country are pushing legislation that would force the unemployed to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: Salon

The liberal stalwart will join the conservative network as a regular analyst, token progressive

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013, Source: Salon

The hackers launch #OpAngel to protect the activist's funeral and then push for an end to DoJ persecution.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: Salon

Sandusky, 42, ran three dispensaries in Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Medical marijuana dispensaries have been legal according to California state law since 1996.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2012, Source: Salon

Police were called when a 16-year-old made no threats but drew what may or may not have been weapons in a notebook.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: Salon

Veronique Pozner, whose son was killed in the shootings, offers a wrenching interview to the Jewish Daily Forward

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012, Source: Salon

And the cutbacks in mental health services nationwide, along with the return of veterans from war, could send the figure even higher

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: Salon

This is what would have happened had the Keystone Cops had drones back in the day.