About Me

I am an attorney, technologist, and aspiring political philosopher. Currently, I’m a partner at O’Neill and Hassen LLP, a law practice focused on indigent criminal defense, and a co-founder of Black Movement-Law Project, a legal support rapid response group that grew out of the uprisings in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere. Formerly, I was Mass Defense Coordinator at the National Lawyers Guild. I have also worked as a political campaign manager and strategist, union organizer, and community organizer.

I am particularly interested in exploring the nature and potentials of political organizing and the interface of organizations, technology, and social movements.

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Some Quotes I Like

To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter.

— James Baldwin

Well, we’re barely a nation at all anymore, but I’m glad we’re still in space. We have to be going some place other than down the toilet.

― Octavia E. Butler, (Lauren) Parable of the Sower

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question.

— Stephen Jay Gould

We must practice revolutionary democracy.…Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories…

—Amilcar Cabral

Selected Media and Publications