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Elizabeth Warren: American Justice Is 'Rigged' In Favor Of The Rich

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- In a scorching speech from the Senate floor on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the American criminal justice system is rigged in favor of the wealthy, and condemned new legislation that would make it harder to prosecute bank fraud. "There are two legal systems," Warren said. Show More Summary

A Record Number Of People Were Exonerated In 2015 For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a new report that tracks exonerations. Researchers...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 02.02.16

Yup, the criminal justice system is super broken. After being jailed for 2 years in Rikers and still fighting to clear his name for a crime even the victim's family doesn't think he committed, Enger Javier now wants to be a lawyer. [Gawker] Emotional tale of the lives behind mandatory minimums, though this one might have a happy ending. Show More Summary

House leader: Criminal justice revamp doable, but could wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading House Republican says a bipartisan overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system could end up waiting until next year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has already passed legislation easing prison terms for some nonviolent offenders.

Cameron Orders Review of Alleged Bias Against Minorities in Justice System

UK Prime Minister David Cameron ordered on Sunday to make a review of the country's criminal justice system to investigate into possible bias against black and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants.

‘Making A Murderer’ Focused ‘Dateline’ Ratings Hit High, ‘MasterChef Jr.’ Finale Down, ‘Shark Tank’ Up

Since it debuted on Netflix last month, Making A Murderer has become a cultural talking point about the criminal justice system and specifically about the guilt or innocence of Steven Avery. Last night, Dateline (1.4/5) took on the issue in "The State of Wisconsin vs. Show More Summary

Governor Wants To Reform Bail System That Pushes Poor, Innocent People Into Jail

The principle that defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty stands at the core of the U.S. criminal justice system. Yet in jails around the country, hundreds of thousands of people whose guilt has yet to be determined in a court of law are behind bars, many of them simply because they can't afford bail. In Connecticut, Gov. Show More Summary

Racial Disparities Permeate US Criminal Justice System – Rights Group

According to a rights group, black Americans are being disproportionately arrested and prosecuted at all levels of the US criminal justice system.

Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort...Show More Summary

This L.A. County program may have kept some at-risk youths out of legal trouble

Five years ago, Los Angeles County child welfare officials teamed up with criminal justice experts in the hope of stemming the flow of foster kids into the juvenile justice system. They developed a risk assessment designed to spot youths in the child welfare system who were most likely to commit...

18 Crime Documentaries To Stream and Be Horrified

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

18 documentaries about crime and the criminal justice system you can find on Netflix streaming or Amazon and watch while you sit on your couch or chair or bed or wherever it is that you like to sit. The post 18 Crime Documentaries To Stream and Be Horrified appeared first on Autostraddle.

Is Charles Koch a Closet Liberal?

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. One of the...Show More Summary

An Unprecedented View of America's Criminal Justice System

More and more Americans--including leaders from both political parties--agree that our criminal justice system is broken. Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says we can no longer afford "business as usual." There's no debate: mass...Show More Summary

2 Reasons Why Wednesday Was a Big Day for Reforming Cops and Courts

The national push to reform the criminal justice system saw two significant moves Wednesday, one from the law enforcement community and another from the activists who helped launch the conversation in Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael...Show More Summary

New York Council to Consider Bills Altering How Police Handle Minor Offenses

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The measures would affect low-level offenses such as public urination and public consumption of alcohol, in some cases removing them from the criminal justice system.

Making a Murderer DA Ken Kratz Recalls His Life as a Dick: 'I Was a Dick'

A few near-universally-acknowledged truths emerged from Netflix’s hit docuseries Making a Murderer: our criminal justice system is corrupt and dysfunctional, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are passionate, hard-working men, and district attorney Ken Kratz is an asshole. Read more...

Quick Agreement on Dem Debate

Just a quick note to thank Tom Elliot for flagging some of Hillary Clinton’s disturbing remarks on race and crime last night, and to agree with Wesley Smith’s remarks on same. Her claims of “systemic racism” in our criminal justice system...Show More Summary

Hillary: ‘Incredibly Outraging to See ... Systemic Racism in Our Criminal Justice System

When tonight’s Democratic debate waded into the Black Lives Matter movement, NBC’s Lester Holt asked Hillary Clinton if these activists’ perception that “their lives are cheap” is accurate, and Clinton replied “sadly it’s reality.” “And...Show More Summary

Clinton And Sanders Call Out America’s Racist Criminal Justice System

"There needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system." The post Clinton And Sanders Call Out America’s Racist Criminal Justice System appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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