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Facebook and Crime

Facebook and Crime Having been in the criminal justice system for close to 50 years, I find fascination with offbeat aspects of crime and justice in America. With the current contentious political debate raging over crime and solutions, I would like to offer a “lesser” example of effective crime control. I lived in crime-ridden Baltimore […]

Eric Holder Explains Why Hillary Clinton Is The Right Person To Reform The Criminal Justice System

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

PHILADELPHIA ? Former Attorney General Eric Holder made something very clear on Tuesday: He is with her. “I’ve known Hillary Clinton for almost 25 years ? as a friend, a colleague and a leader of courage and conviction,” he said in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

How Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton Compare on the Issues

The Democrats agree on many issues, including proposals for the criminal justice system and foreign policy agreements, but may not be equally keen on trade deals.

Will NFL investigate Ezekiel Elliott allegations?

The NFL no longer defers to the criminal justice system when dispensing discipline under the personal conduct policy. Instead, the league does its own investigation. With the league’s highest-profile rookie (who also have the highest-selling...Show More Summary

College Educations in Prison: Misleading the Public?

College Educations in Prison: Misleading the Public? We strongly support programs in prison that offer a chance to end the monstrously high rate of return to the criminal justice system either through arrest or reincarceration. According to US Department of Justice data, two-thirds (sixty-seven percent) of offenders were arrested for “serious” crimes. Fifty-two percent of […]

Hillary, Pick Tom Perez For Vice President

If It Can’t Be Sanders, Warren, or Brown, Tom Perez is the Next Best Pick Tom Perez was the top legal adviser to the nation’s “Liberal Lion” (Senator Ted Kennedy) on civil rights, the criminal justice system, and the U.S. Constitution. Show More Summary

Prisons around the world are reservoirs of infectious disease

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Prisoner have a heavier burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and cycling through the criminal justice system is worsening the spread of the infections inside and out of prison, a new study found.

A Victory for Free Speech in the Criminal Justice System

Earlier this month, the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the First Amendment rights of Darren Chaker, siding with a position Cato took in the case. A lower-court judge revoked Chaker’s supervised release...Show More Summary

'Making A Murderer' Is Getting A Second Season

The story of the Avery family and its tussles with a slanted criminal justice system have another season's worth of material. [ more › ]

Hillary Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers

Democrats' presumptive nominee has proposed a series of reforms to the criminal justice system The post Hillary Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers appeared first on

‘The Night Of': Why a skin condition is a subplot of HBO’s new drama

HBO’s new drama “The Night Of” is earning rave reviews from critics and viewers for its dark, twisted journey through the criminal justice system as Naz (Riz Ahmed), a college student, is accused of murdering a woman he just met.  It’s an emotional, powerful look at our society today, especially for those caught up in legal […]

Police Officers' Latest Pursuit: Pokemon Go

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published by 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. No one...Show More Summary

Serena Williams and Gabby Douglas Are Proving Black Girls Are Magic

Gabby Douglas. There is absolutely no question that racism still persists in the United States today. While examples of this systemic reality abound — from racism in the criminal justice system to the disproportionate punishment of black...Show More Summary

President Obama Defends Phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Unprecedented Town Hall

President Barack Obama led an unprecedented nationally televised town hall meeting on race and the criminal justice system Thursday night. Black Lives Matter, said Obama, “simply refers to the notion that there’s a specific vulnerability for African Americans that needs to be address” and does not denigrate or disparage police officers, white people, or any […]

Who Is New Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss?

Today, Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Elizabeth (Liz) Truss who will fill Michael Gove’s shoes as Justice Secretary. Her main duty is to improve the country’s criminal justice and prison system. Raised in a left-wing...Show More Summary

Law enforcement groups petition Clinton, Trump

Police and prosecutor groups urge candidates to back overhaul of criminal justice system.        

White House Seeks to Reduce Local Jail Populations

The initiative aims to “break the cycle of incarceration” by moving low-level offenders with mental illnesses from the criminal justice system to doctor’s offices. It will also allow low-level offenders who cannot afford bail to await their court date at home, rather than a local jail cell, at a judge's discretion.

understanding the next steps for black lives matter

As a scholarly observer of social movements and a person who thinks that African Americans are mistreated by the criminal justice system, I have been very interested in what Black Lives Matter will do in the days and months to follow. The shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling highlight multiple problems – police officers […]

How We Fund Our Criminal Justice System

How are your local courts and jails funded? If your community is like most of America, chances are the criminal justice system itself has become a revenue collection service - with problematic results. Every state except Alaska, North Dakota, and DC has increased civil and criminal fees since 2010. Show More Summary

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