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Where Trump, Clinton stand on 'law and order'

Yahoo's Liz Goodwin explains the candidates' disparate approaches to the criminal justice system.

Fear Of A White Planet: Tavis Smiley Is Deathly Afraid That Black Folks Will Be Enslaved Again

Tavis Smiley Thinks That Black People Could Be Enslaved Again The social climate in America has come to a fever pitch in 2016. Black men and women are still being killed by “law enforcement officers”, the criminal justice system continues

Fraternal Order of Police Oppose Marsy’s Law, Say It Will “Hamper Criminal Investigations”

Henry Nicholas. Photo by the Henry T. Nicholas Foundation via Wikipedia The number of North Dakota groups from all sides of the criminal justice system opposing Marsy’s Law – the pet project of California billionaire Henry Nicholas who is also the source of all the measure campaign’s finances – continues to grow. Show More Summary

Mariska Hargitay Endorses Hillary Clinton As The 'Law & Order' Candidate

Out of all of Hillary Clinton’s many celebrity endorsements, this one might just be the coolest. Mariska Hargitay, better known in the “Law & Order: SVU” criminal justice system as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, endorsed the Democratic nominee...Show More Summary

Mother Of Kalief Browder, The Teen Cruelly Held At Rikers Island, Dies Of A 'Broken Heart'

NEW YORK ? Venida Browder, a civil rights activist whose late son Kalief Browder became a symbol of America’s deeply broken criminal justice system, died of complications from a heart attack on Friday, her lawyer confirmed. She was 63. “I...Show More Summary

Mother Of Kalief Browder, Who Killed Himself After Rikers, Dies Of Heart Attack

Venida Browder, whose son Kalief's death has drawn attention to intractable problems with the criminal justice system in NYC, died yesterday. Browder, 65, died at St. Barnabas Hospital on Friday; her attorney told the Daily News she passed away "from complications of a heart attack." [ more › ]

Four Lesbians Were Wrongly Convicted of Child Abuse. Why Haven’t They Been Exonerated?

On the night of Saturday Oct. 15, every LGBTQ person and ally—and anyone who wants to see unequivocal proof of how messed up the American criminal justice system is—should plant themselves in front of a TV set and watch Southwest of Salem. Show More Summary

Black Livelihoods Matter: The Civil Justice System Needs Reform Too

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought much-needed attention to the disparity in the way our criminal justice system treats African Americans. But there’s another side of American justice that matters too: our civil courts. In the United States today, the civil justice system is the last line of defense for workers who have faced […]

For Fairer Courts, Address Prosecutor Bias

Many experts and politicians believe there is, as Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly, “systematic racism throughout the criminal justice system.” As recently as the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made this point a hallmark of her criminal justice agenda. Show More Summary

‘13th’ Introduces America to the Dark History of Our Criminal Justice System

The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past. “Defend the past. Save the future.” Those words are lighting up TV screens this week, promoting the new NBC time-travel adventure series Timeless. Show More Summary

Racial Stereotyping is the "Worst Thing" for Our Criminal Justice System

In 2007, an Aurora, Colo., jury convicted Miguel Angel Peña-Rodriguez on three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct for allegedly accosting two teenagers at the racetrack where he worked. After the trial, two jurors reported to defense...Show More Summary

Supreme Court divided in juror race-bias dispute

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a fresh dispute involving race and the U.S. criminal justice system in a case over whether a Hispanic man’s sexual harassment convictions should be thrown out because of a juror’s racially charged statements during deliberations. The eight...

The 'Making a Murderer' Lawyers Are on Tour for Criminal Justice Reform

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

We talk to Stephen Avery's lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang about the rights and wrongs of the criminal justice system.

Candid Conversations: Is the US criminal justice system fair?

The U.S. criminal justice system has been a huge point of contention among Americans over the past few years. In the newest episode of "Candid Conversations," asked real people to open up about their personal thoughts on the country's criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Despite Ken Thompson’s Short Stint as Brooklyn Prosecutor, Agenda May Endure

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Thompson, who died on Sunday of cancer, embraced and advanced the shifting roles that district attorneys play in the criminal justice system.

Unprecedented Maryland Prison Scandal Highlights National Issue, Experts Weigh In

As Inquisitr recently reported, a massive federal racketeering and drug-trafficking case at Maryland’s largest prison, indicates how deep-rooted the corruption in the criminal justice system is, and experts say that such corruption has its grips on the U.S corrections system. Show More Summary

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Is a Devastating Look at America's Long History of Criminal Injustice

Click here for reuse options! The "Selma" director shows how the rise of mass incarceration was anything but incidental. The difficulty of making a documentary about the failings of the American criminal justice system is that it is a story without conclusion, with no foreseeable end in sight. Show More Summary

Forensic science report may have significant implications for criminal justice system, legal expert says

Forensic science has long been a standard tool in criminal investigations. However, much of the forensic evidence presented in court lacks actual science that demonstrates its reliability, a legal expert said. A new report has dealtShow More Summary

The Shawshank Restriction? Penal Laws and Felon Disenfranchisement

America has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and it is important to consider the long-lasting impacts that the criminal justice system can have on a person. This goes beyond the struggles of life inside or finding a job once they’re free — they can also lose their right to vote. In […]

With "13th," Ava DuVernay Decries An Unequal Criminal Justice System

The Selma director's searing new Netflix documentary, available today, argues that slavery persists in our criminal justice system. The Selma director's searing new Netflix documentary, available today, argues that slavery persists in our criminal justice system. Show More Summary

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