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A Thanksgiving dinner resolution: Why you should invite Indians to the table today

As we eat that turkey tonight, let's consider how our system is depriving Natives of economic and criminal justice

The Damage Control Is Done, Ctd

A few readers offer their perspective on the awful situation at the University of Virginia: I’m a former federal prosecutor and an alum of UVA. I think those who advocate for the criminal justice system being used instead of having colleges investigate sexual assault are asking too much of the criminal justice system. While the […]

Is the US criminal justice system biased?

Decision not to charge white police officer over death of unarmed black teenager prompts protests across US.

Ferguson: The Latest Manifestation of Systemic Racial Injustice

As someone who has served as a prosecutor, prison educator and criminal justice reform advocate, I can attest that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, culminating in the district attorney's announcement on Monday night that theShow More Summary

Rand Paul Reacts to Ferguson: Reform Criminal Justice System, Petty Fines

2 days agoNews : Reason

Sen. Rand Paul old Politico that he didn't have specific houghts on the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, but renewed his calls to demilitarize the police and reform the criminal justice...Show More Summary

Why Demolish Their Homes?

Imagine if the American criminal justice system issued verdicts to level the homes of violent criminals. Further picture that these decisions were made outside of normal judicial channels. The practice is unthinkable in a liberal, democratic society. Show More Summary

Cost of Obama’s Amnesty Over Next 50 Years Estimated at $2,000,000,000,000.00

In the long run, the cost of Obama’s unilateral, unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty will be incalculable, considering the multigenerational drain it will inflict on the welfare and criminal justice systems, as

Live Media Updates CNN Blames Riots on Political Correctness

Monday night the American Left looted and burned in Ferguson, Missouri. Tuesday morning the same American Media that stoked that violence is now licking wounds received with the revelation that the American criminal justice system runs on facts and science, and not Don Lemon's feelings. Show More Summary

CNN Legal Analyst: Ferguson Ruling 'Parody' of Justice System

CNN Legal Analyst Mark Geragos declared the grand jury's refusal to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown "a parody of the criminal justice system" on Monday. "This is a parody of the criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Obama on Ferguson: America's Racist, Give Me More Power

On Monday night, after the media’s attempted racial assassination of Officer Darren Wilson shipwrecked on the rocky shoals of the criminal justice system, President Obama took to the podium to try to salvage their narrative of American racism. Show More Summary

President Obama, Stand With Victims of Sexual Assault and Fix the Broken Military Justice System

Last December, President Obama gave military brass a year to "make significant improvements" when dealing with sexual assault. That deadline is nearly up, but we continue to see multiple scandals, shocking misconduct and criminal actions...Show More Summary

Russian tourist fined $25K for defacing Colosseum in Rome

A Russian tourist got to experience the Italian criminal justice system after he was arrested for defacing the historic Colosseum in Rome.

An awkward kind of justice

“It’s very awkward,” O’Donnell said. “Isn’t it awkward?” “It’s more than awkward, it’s a tragedy,” co-host Nicolle Wallace responded. “Either 13 women were raped by someone too powerful to face the criminal justice system or an innocent man is being falsely accused. The kind of informal public shaming ritual to which Bill Cosby is now […]

A Look At The Marshall Project, The News Site That's Shining A Light On The Criminal Justice System

Led by former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, it will focus solely on one of the most controversial and important domestic issues of our time. Ferguson, the drug war, death row: there is no shortage of controversial issues related to the American criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Marshall Project Kicks Off With Look at Legal Delays

The nonprofit led by Bill Keller, a former executive editor of The New York Times, is focusing on the criminal justice system.

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Jed S. Rakoff, New York Review of Books: The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. Show More Summary

How the Criminal Justice System Fails the Deaf Community

Imagine a situation where you are accused of a crime -- perhaps a crime you did not commit, or maybe even a crime you were the victim of. The arresting officers use a different language; you're unable to communicate what happened before you get brought to jail. Show More Summary

Justice Compared and Denied

Ius est ars boni et aequi. (Legal justice is the art of the good and the fair.) A Latin Saying The great thing about living in the United States is that if you've gotten caught up in the criminal or military justice system you can go to court to seek redress. Show More Summary

Why Last Night Was Huge For Criminal Justice

In a spate of ballot initiatives around the country, voters sent a signal that they are ready to reform a system that has sent more people in the United States to jail than in any other country in the world. The post Why Last Night Was Huge For Criminal Justice appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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