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Don’t Call Philadelphia DA Candidate Larry Krasner Inexperienced

Mr. Larry Krasner has held neither an elected nor appointed office, but argues he has tremendous expertise in the criminal justice system. The post Don’t Call Philadelphia DA Candidate Larry Krasner Inexperienced appeared first on The Good Men Project.

California Law Enforcement Union Sues To Block Police Accountability

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Because there's just not enough opacity shrouding police misconduct and not enough slanting of the criminal justice system against defendants, California police unions have decided to get involved in a judicial dispute over lists ofShow More Summary

Google pledges $11.5M to fight racial bias in policing, sentencing

Grants target organizations that use data to combat racial disparities in criminal justice system.        

Senate looking to overhaul state's criminal justice system

The Massachusetts Senate is looking for ways to overhaul the state's criminal justice system. Some ideas being considered include eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system, and hiking the … Click to Continue...

6 Things About The Criminal Justice System This Police Horse Doesn’t Understand

last weekHumor : Funny or Die

6 Things About The Criminal Justice S... She just doesn't get it (Yes, horses can be girls!). Submitted by: Evan Waite Regular Keywords: Criminal Justice System Police Horses Police Horse Animals Arrest Drugs Racism Criminal Justice Racial Bias Views: 22

Spotlight on Sentencing

Every so often a case comes along that makes the criminal 'justice' system look incredibly weak and foolish. Now 21 years in jail is no cakewalk, but this man could be released halfway through his sentence by which time he will still be in his early forties. Show More Summary

Chris Hayes on America’s inherent vice: the prison system

The MSNBC anchor discusses his provocative book on America's criminal justice system, the politics of fear and order, and Trump as a conspiracy theorist The post Chris Hayes on America’s inherent vice: the prison system appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Why battered women won’t always leave their batterers

Professionals as well as the criminal justice system frequently lack sympathy for women who stay with their abusers.

Mozzy Sizes Up The System In “The People Plan” Video

The Sacramento rapper paints an unapologetic portrait of violent cycles and the criminal justice system in his latest visual.

Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System.

When Tyler Tabor was booked in a jail outside Denver on a spring afternoon in 2015, he told a screening nurse that he was a daily heroin user and had a prescription for Xanax. A friendly, outdoorsy 25-year-old with a son in kindergarten, Tabor had started using opioids after he injured his back on the job as a welder. Show More Summary

Fla. woman jailed for firing a "warning shot" now free

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Marissa Alexander says she is going to focus on helping victims of domestic violence navigate the criminal justice system

A welcome change in D.C. jails

For those hoping to reform the United States’ broken criminal justice system, the future had appeared to be bright. Last August, the Justice Department announced that it would phase out its use of privately operated, for-profit prisons for some federal prisoners. For decades, the private prison industry has helped enable the country’s high incarceration rates […]

Non-Sequiturs: 01.23.17

Powerful essay from a Cornell Law professor on the need for empathy in the criminal justice system. [Verdict] It's Apple v. Qualcomm, with $1 billion on the line. [Fortune] An inspiring story of a graduate of a lower-ranked law school who has found success. Show More Summary

Disengaging From The Opposition: Justice Advocacy In 2017 And Beyond

For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating. The collision of a general fiscal crisis at all levels...Show More Summary

Disengaging from the Opposition: Justice Advocacy in 2017 and Beyond

For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating. The collision of a general fiscal crisis at all levels...Show More Summary

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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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

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