Yahoo's Liz Goodwin explains the candidates' disparate approaches to the criminal justice system.
Tavis Smiley Thinks That Black People Could Be Enslaved Again The social climate in America has come to a fever pitch in 2016. Black men and women are still being killed by “law enforcement officers”, the criminal justice system continues
Henry Nicholas. Photo by the Henry T. Nicholas Foundation via Wikipedia The number of North Dakota groups from all sides of the criminal justice system opposing Marsy’s Law – the pet project of California billionaire Henry Nicholas who is also the source of all the measure campaign’s finances – continues to grow. Show More Summary
Out of all of Hillary Clinton’s many celebrity endorsements, this one might just be the coolest. Mariska Hargitay, better known in the “Law & Order: SVU” criminal justice system as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, endorsed the Democratic nominee...Show More Summary
NEW YORK ? Venida Browder, a civil rights activist whose late son Kalief Browder became a symbol of America’s deeply broken criminal justice system, died of complications from a heart attack on Friday, her lawyer confirmed. She was 63. “I...Show More Summary
Venida Browder, whose son Kalief's death has drawn attention to intractable problems with the criminal justice system in NYC, died yesterday. Browder, 65, died at St. Barnabas Hospital on Friday; her attorney told the Daily News she passed away "from complications of a heart attack." [ more › ]
On the night of Saturday Oct. 15, every LGBTQ person and ally—and anyone who wants to see unequivocal proof of how messed up the American criminal justice system is—should plant themselves in front of a TV set and watch Southwest of Salem. Show More Summary
The Black Lives Matter movement has brought much-needed attention to the disparity in the way our criminal justice system treats African Americans. But there’s another side of American justice that matters too: our civil courts. In the United States today, the civil justice system is the last line of defense for workers who have faced […]
Many experts and politicians believe there is, as Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly, “systematic racism throughout the criminal justice system.” As recently as the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made this point a hallmark of her criminal justice agenda. Show More Summary
The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past. “Defend the past. Save the future.” Those words are lighting up TV screens this week, promoting the new NBC time-travel adventure series Timeless. Show More Summary
In 2007, an Aurora, Colo., jury convicted Miguel Angel Peña-Rodriguez on three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct for allegedly accosting two teenagers at the racetrack where he worked. After the trial, two jurors reported to defense...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a fresh dispute involving race and the U.S. criminal justice system in a case over whether a Hispanic man’s sexual harassment convictions should be thrown out because of a juror’s racially charged statements during deliberations. The eight...
We talk to Stephen Avery's lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang about the rights and wrongs of the criminal justice system.
The U.S. criminal justice system has been a huge point of contention among Americans over the past few years. In the newest episode of "Candid Conversations," AOL.com asked real people to open up about their personal thoughts on the country's criminal justice system. Show More Summary
Mr. Thompson, who died on Sunday of cancer, embraced and advanced the shifting roles that district attorneys play in the criminal justice system.
As Inquisitr recently reported, a massive federal racketeering and drug-trafficking case at Maryland’s largest prison, indicates how deep-rooted the corruption in the criminal justice system is, and experts say that such corruption has its grips on the U.S corrections system. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! The "Selma" director shows how the rise of mass incarceration was anything but incidental. The difficulty of making a documentary about the failings of the American criminal justice system is that it is a story without conclusion, with no foreseeable end in sight. Show More Summary
Forensic science has long been a standard tool in criminal investigations. However, much of the forensic evidence presented in court lacks actual science that demonstrates its reliability, a legal expert said. A new report has dealtShow More Summary
America has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and it is important to consider the long-lasting impacts that the criminal justice system can have on a person. This goes beyond the struggles of life inside or finding a job once they’re free — they can also lose their right to vote. In […]
The Selma director's searing new Netflix documentary, available today, argues that slavery persists in our criminal justice system. The Selma director's searing new Netflix documentary, available today, argues that slavery persists in our criminal justice system. Show More Summary