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Secret Productivity Killer: Too Many Rules in the Workplace

What would the world be like without rules and regulations? We'd experience chaos on the roadways, anarchy in our schools, a criminal justice system run amok. In short, we'd stop functioning as a society. In the workplace, management puts rules in place to keep the organization running efficiently. Show More Summary

How Cops Decide if You're Too Stoned to Drive

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Without a reliable breathalyzer-style test, the criminal justice system is still trying to make sense of an increasingly pot-friendly USA.

Another SWAT Raid, Another Flash-Bang Thrown At A Baby

Remember that we extensively discussed the idiotic and immoral raid on baby Bou Bou’s house in search of someone who wasn’t there?  The horrible and inept “criminal justice system” didn’t even hold the people who perpetrated that evil act accountable for it.  A grand jury couldn’t even convince themselves that they should have continued legal […]

Promising White Collar Prosecutions Undoubtedly Safe In Hands Of Jeff B. Sessions

Despite the widespread lender fraud endemic to the foreclosure crisis, nary a Wall Street Big Wig felt the wrath of the criminal justice system. But just in time for Obama’s Third Term, the Feds are giving financiers the business. The NYT credits the hiring of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who “created new guidelines for […]

Obama's Belated Drug War Retreat

5 days agoNews : Reason

Before moving into the White House, Barack Obama described the war on drugs as "an utter failure," candidly discussed his own youthful drug use, criticized our excessively punitive criminal justice system, called for the decriminalization of marijuana, and rejected federal interference with state-authorized medical use of the plant. Show More Summary

How forensic science can unlock the mysteries of human evolution

People are fascinated by the use of forensic science to solve crimes. Any science can be forensic when used in the criminal and civil justice system – biology, genetics and chemistry have been applied in this way.

A Black Father’s Fear of 'Law and Order' Under Trump

last weekNews : Vice News

I went to law school partly to reduce the shock of seeing our criminal justice system up close. With Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions running the show, things could get even worse.

Showtime Sports announces original documentary “Prison fighters: 5 Rounds To Freedom

SHOWTIME Sports® announced a powerful new documentary, PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom, which examines a controversial practice in Thailand’s criminal justice system whereby inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. Show More Summary

Obama’s Parting Shot On Gun Control

Harvard Law Review: Criminal justice reform has been a focus of my entire career — even since before my time at the Harvard Law Review. As a community organizer, I saw firsthand how our criminal justice system exacerbates inequality. It takes young people who made mistakes no worse than my own and traps them in […]

Obama pens review on criminal justice challenges

The president returns to his roots at the Harvard Law Review, writing an article about progress his administration made in reforming the system.

Obama urges future presidents to focus on ‘how we treat citizens who make mistakes’

With 15 days left in office, President Barack Obama urged future presidents to continue building on his administration’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system in an article published in … Click to Continue »

Obama pens law review article on criminal justice challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Thursday, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system — and the challenges that remain for the next administration. [...]Show More Summary

Obama Urges Trump to Preserve Criminal Justice Legacy

President Barack Obama is seeking to leave a legacy of second chances in the criminal justice system as President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for attorney general appear ready to take a tougher approach to law enforcement.

Obama urges more progress on criminal justice reform

The United States has "much work to be done" to reform the criminal justice system and humanize the prison system, President Barack Obama said Thursday in a Harvard Law Review article. In the 56-page article, the president defends his...Show More Summary

Obama pens law review article on criminal justice challenges

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

His commentary on the role of presidents in reforming the criminal justice system appears in the Harvard Law Review

In D.C., it’s about to be a crime for offenders to tamper with GPS tracking devices

New law would close loophole created by District’s unique local-federal split in its criminal justice system.

Park Slope Food Coop Busts Two Members for Allegedly Stealing $18,000 Worth of Groceries

People involved the cops despite not agreeing “with all aspects of the criminal justice system.”

We Need To Know The Algorithms The Government Uses To Make Important Decisions About Us

By Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. Show More Summary

Forensic Science Is a Mess, and the Justice Department Wants to Keep It That Way

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

A White House council has declared junk science all too common in the criminal justice system, but the Department of Justice is refusing to implement recommendations that would increase safeguards against scientifically invalid testimony...Show More Summary

How does our discriminatory criminal justice system affect children?: Black children are six times as likely as white children to have a parent who’s been incarcerated

On any school day, one in ten African American children has a parent behind bars; African American children are six times as likely as white children to have had an imprisoned parent.

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