The US failed to protect the most vulnerable – the incarcerated, elderly, and workers in already-unsanitary conditions.
Black New Yorkers are more likely to die at the hands of police-involvement. The city fails to count so many of these deaths.
Protesting with police misses the point of fighting police violence.
posted 08 june 2020 in police
Reforms with shaky evidence are no priority in the fight against police violence. Defunding and abolition are.
posted 07 june 2020 in police
I analyzed data for this class-action lawsuit, which alleges that ICE's New York office uses a biased algorithm that detains people unconstitutionally.
I fact-checked the analysis on this report, which shows that the HALT Act would reduce solitary confinement in New York more than the regulations proposed by the DOCCS.
I recommended using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to study health and socioeconomic characteristics among recently and frequently incarcerated individuals, formed research questions, and conducted preliminary analyses.
People on probation are much more likely to be low-income than those who aren't, and steep monthly probation fees put them at risk of being jailed when they can't pay.
For this report I analyzed National Corrections Reporting Program data to show how many people in each state are currently eligible for parole hearings.
For this report I assisted with research and design. I created web scrapers to collect data from phone company websites, scripted the interactive clock that tracks call costs, and illustrated the corporate consolidation graphic.
Tackling injustice in industrial animal agriculture culture means advocating for workers. And vice versa.
Many animal agriculture facilities are underwater.
Animal facilities in the path of Florence pose threats to public health.
This interactive map lets you investigate where animals are in the United States.
Industrial animal agriculture is untenable.
Debt erasure is a simple, viable way to increase minority wealth.
Improved educational attainment does not necessarily mean improved racial equality.
Visualizing industrialization by measuring poop.
Mental health issues are prevalent among incarcerated women, and jails fall behind prisons in treatment of every health condition.
Waste from industrial animal agriculture is concentrated in the poorest areas of America, affecting the health of marginalized people.
Small dairy farms are disappearing, and more cows are on the biggest dairy facilities than ever before.
Examining beef farm data by cattle count.
Importing surveys of inmates in local jails, state prisons, and federal prisons from SAS + ASCII format into R.
Pork agriculture is industrializing.
Post-Thanksgiving, America is experiencing a different kind of hunger – a hunger for agricultural data that is easy to process in the programming language R.
Taking the life of an animal to learn anatomy is more expensive, but not more educational, than several alternatives.
While used by millions, plagiarism detection services are detrimental to the goals of students and teachers alike.
posted 18 october 2017 in education
In examining data, we can see telling relationships about agriculture. Here these relationships – and ways of visualizing them – are discussed.
The industrialization of pork is a growing disaster for public health and animal welfare in the United States.
Recent claims that sleep deprivation is an effective treatment for depression demonstrate a common problem with press releases in science journalism.
posted 04 october 2017 in science
Citation managers make everything easier.
posted 18 september 2017 in education
The pitch-distorting properties of DiPT make it a valuable tool in studying the neural mechanisms of hearing.
posted 15 september 2017 in science
A popular article comparing types of milk has some major flaws.