While Illinois embraced some bipartisan criminal justice reform, the battle for systemic change has just begun. Earlier this week, Illinois’ Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders from the Democratic-controlled legislature took a break...Show More Summary
Amanda Woog, University of Texas at Austin How many people die in our criminal justice system each year? It turns out it is hard to tell, and it depends who you ask. Following the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and...Show More Summary
In the wake of near-constant stories surfacing of police killings, mostly of Black and Latinx people, it is imperative to take an intersectional approach to addressing both the root causes of injustice in all parts of the criminal legal system as well as potential policy responses to systemic racism. Campaigns like #BlackTransLivesMatter, the Black women-led […]
In 2005 Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos set out to make what Demos calls, "A social justice film." They were, Ricciardi says, only planning "To see how an accused was going to be treated in the American criminal justice system." They'd...Show More Summary
John Legend wants to reform America’s criminal justice system by giving a voice to those who have been affected by it with the launch of his My Potential initiative. The digital storytelling project, which is part of the singer’s Free...Show More Summary
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue. I n a study of 1,000 mainline and evangelical pastors conducted by LifeWay Research this year, only 26 percent said...Show More Summary
A new study may help explain why the number of people in prison in the United States continued to rise, even as the crime rate declined significantly. A sociologist found that the US criminal justice system continues to feel the reverberations from the increase in violent crime and imprisonment that occurred from the 1960s to the early 1990s.
Thirty-six men were hanged in connection with the group’s killing of 1,700 Shiite military personnel, despite concerns over the country’s criminal justice system.
"Fundamentally transforming" the criminal justice system: Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government...Show More Summary
Source CREDIT TO FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD!!!As Long As He APPEARS ON STAGE WITH THE "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE OLIGARCHY"/ "CIVIL RIGHTS PHARISEES - Neither HE Nor THEY Will Be Seen As A COMPONENT OF THE PROBLEM With "BLACK PEOPLE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE POLITICAL DISTRICTS BEING OVER REPRESENTED AS MURDER VICTIMS"
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Once upon a time I was a journalist, covering wars in Indochina, Central America, and the Middle East. I made it my job to write about the victims of war, the civilian casualties....Show More Summary
Try to pick a moment in the 15 years since 9/11 when The Night Of’s basic premise wouldn’t have a strong whiff of cultural resonance. The series takes a narrative blueprint about the cruelties of America’s carceral system, particularly for minorities, and builds on it. Riz Ahmed plays Nasir “Naz” ... More »
Co-authored with Ellie Grossman. In the wake of a staggering mass incarceration problem that predicts one in three Black men will be involved in the criminal justice system at some point in his lifetime (in jail, on probation, paroled,...Show More Summary
Education reform’s race problems mirror unequal treatment in criminal justice system
A while back I wrote a long piece for Talking Points Memo about the privatization of the criminal justice system. And one thing I learned is that it's a misnomer to call the two big shots of this industry, Corrections Corporation ofShow More Summary
In Kentucky yesterday, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens was suspended for 90 days without pay after posting Facebook comments questioning the local prosecutor's racial bias. Stevens, who is black, made the comments about a Jefferson...Show More Summary
Ethan Saylor was like many men his age. He enjoyed going out with friends to a movie or a karaoke bar, he was a loving big brother to his two siblings, he adored his mother, and he happened to have Down syndrome. What is heart wrenching...Show More Summary
As Americans we grow up learning that our criminal justice system is based on the principle that everyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty — and that no one can be punished before getting a fair trial. Unfortunately, the government doesn’t always follow this principle. In the U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of shock absorbers installed in U.S. autos, and to pay a criminal fine of $55.48 million, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday. Show More Summary
How is it a victim of homicide was killed by no one? Last week, Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped charges against the final three officers awaiting trial for their role in the death of Freddie Gray, having determined there was no chance of successfully prosecuting them. Show More Summary