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Will Congress Reform the Criminal Justice System?

There's bipartisan backing, but that doesn't mean a bill will pass

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Historically accurate Disney princesses. Hannah Gioris has an excellent piece about why women of color don’t report their sexual assaults to a racist criminal justice system — and shouldn’t have to. Aisha Moodie-Mills is becoming the first woman and first person of color to lead the major LGBT organization The Victory Fund. Why aren’t we all […]

How New York City May Revamp Its Criminal Justice System

12 hours agoNews : Vice News

It's up to cities and municipalities to reform America's criminal justice system. And by instituting a series of proposals, New York City could lead the way.

Blax News: The Civil Rights Pharisees Say That The Image Of Black Reporters Showing Black Police Men, Arrested Black City Workers Who Are Stealing In A Majority Black City Does Is Not Dispositive Of The Fact That The White Right Wing Desires To Put Black

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 The otherwise honest city workers were forced into what is called "criminal activity" by the "New Jim Crow Justice System" because they suffered 400 years of slavery, without which they would be like elected Republicans stealing billions of dollars from Black people and getting away without the threat of arrest.

Mark Holden wants you to love the Koch brothers

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Holden’s become the face of the Kochs’ push to reform the criminal justice system, an effort that’s made allies out of former enemies and softened the billionaire brothers’ image.

Supreme Court Justices Implore Congress To Reform The Criminal Justice System — ‘It’s Not Humane’

"The corrections system is one of the most overlooked, misunderstood institutions we have in our entire government.," said Justice Anthony Kennedy. The post Supreme Court Justices Implore Congress To Reform The Criminal Justice System — ‘It’s Not Humane’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Newswire: The Jinx’s Robert Durst denied bail as bizarre details about his arrest emerge

Now that the last episode of The Jinx has aired, leading Bill Maher to make a smug joke about how HBO “caught a murderer” like he personally led the investigation or something, it’s time for the boring old criminal justice system to take over and prosecute Robert Durst on charges of first-degree murder. Show More Summary

Treating kids as kids to help curb crime

6 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Taxpayers are entitled to a justice system that keeps us safe, compels criminals to take responsibility and uses public resources efficiently. Often, we get none of the above. Many “tough...

Who Told The Truth? Hearing Revives Ghosts Of Satanic Abuse Trials

This story was reported by Maurice Chammah for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the US criminal justice system. You can sign-up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Any courtroom lawyer will tell you that young children are among the most difficult witnesses to put on the stand. Show More Summary

DC Mayor Wants To Turn Prison Health Care Over To Notorious Company Tied To Inmate Deaths

"I think the DOJ's report on Ferguson shined a light on the corrupting influence a profit motive can have on what happens in the criminal justice system," said attorney Deborah Golden, who represents current and former inmates at the DC jail. The post DC Mayor Wants To Turn Prison Health Care Over To Notorious Company Tied To Inmate Deaths appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Texas Now Regretting Wasting Doses Of Pancuronium Bromide On Innocent Guys Back In 1997, 2000, 2004

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

HUNTSVILLE, TX—Noting that their prison system’s supply of lethal injection drugs continues to dwindle as more manufacturers agree to halt sales, sources within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed Thursday that they now regret w...

Kentucky Sued In Federal Court Over Drug Treatment Practices

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Two law firms have teamed up to file a federal lawsuit against the state of Kentucky for its practice of forbidding opiate addicts from receiving medical treatment while under the supervision of the criminal justice system. The plaintiff,...Show More Summary

THE LAST SIX MINUTES-Sandra Martins-Toner

The Last Six Minutes is the true account of the random and violent murder of 16 year-old Matthew Martins, and his family's journey through the Canadian Criminal Justice System. On July 2, 2005 Matthew Martins, while waiting near a Sky Train Station for a friend was approached by a woman named Katherine Quinn. Show More Summary

Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system

Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system. Virtually all offenders convicted of a federal crime are released from prison eventually and return to society or, in the case of illegal aliens, are deported to their country of origin. Yet in fiscal year 2013 federal judges imposed a sentence of life imprisonment […]

Plain Talk On The Criminal Justice System, The Obamacare Challenge & That Bad Old CIA

WASHINGTON STATE POT GROWERS FACE PRISON WHILE TRAITOROUS FORMER GENERAL WILL WALK On March 3, 2015, there was brutal cold and the hangover from several major snow storms to contend with in the Northeast and Midwest, unseasonably chilly weather in Florida that had natives and tourists alike bundling up, and intermittent rain and fog in [...]Show More Summary

Ferguson's Neighbors In St. Louis County Greet Damning DOJ Report With A Shrug

The Justice Department's report documenting rampant discrimination and misconduct in Ferguson's criminal justice system also implicated municipalities across the St. Louis region. Missouri's top elected official responded to the report...Show More Summary

Elder Scrolls Online Justice And Champion Systems Now Live

Are you a righteous hero or a sneaky criminal? The choice is yours in Elder Scrolls Online with the newly implemented Justice system, which has officially gone live for Bethesda?s epic MMO.Click To Continue Reading

As Obama, Holder Stir Racial Pot over Ferguson, White Federal Judge Shot by Black Men in Detroit

Screen grab via WXMI-TV The same week President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder are stirring the pot over alleged systemic racism in the criminal justice system in Ferguson, Missouri, a white federal judge was shot in Detroit … Continue reading ?

Megyn Kelly Uses Ferguson Report To Take A White Rights Victory Lap

Megyn Kelly was another Fox host who shrugged off the scathing Department of Justice findings about the Ferguson, Missouri criminal justice system in order to fixate on ways to attack African Americans upset about the shooting deathShow More Summary

Conservatives Who Hate Big Government Are, Surprisingly, Not Up In Arms About Ferguson

The Justice Department has issued a blistering report on the criminal justice system in Ferguson, Missouri. At BuzzFeed, Adam Serwerexplains how the system works in Ferguson, quoting at length from the report. You're probably aware that Ferguson used the cops and courts to generate tax revenues. Show More Summary

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