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Response To PBA president's Daryl Turner Statement

We cannot allow police unions to misuse the tragic killings to two NYPD officers to stifle debate about police accountability and systemic injustices in our criminal justice system.

NYC Mayor Encourages #BlackLivesMatter Protesters to Suspend Demonstrations

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is encouraging protesters, that have been rallying against the racial biases that exist in law-enforcement and the criminal justice system, to suspend their demonstrations in light of the two New York City police officers that were executed this past weekend in Brooklyn, the New York Times reported.

Funny Pictures – December 23, 2014

Be careful with your phrasing This is in the office bathroom where I work I am the person from your 3rd grade math word problems. Society for asking stupid questions The criminal justice system is nothing to laugh about. My family assumed I would eat everything. Me every night. Just finished making my bf’s x-mas […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

Today, a beleaguered Mayor De Blasio called for an end to the recent protests at the racial bias of the criminal justice system in America: “It’s time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in due time,” Mr. de Blasio said […]

Serial and What It Says About America's Criminal Justice System

Serial, the pop culture podcast phenomenon, isn't just a well-produced and addictive listening experience (though it is both of those things). By questioning the validity of some criminal justice procedures and educating its listeners...Show More Summary

Top 10 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System

It's that time of year when people are making lists and checking them twice. Here is my action list about ways to fix the criminal justice system, with suggestions for steps we all can take. What would be on your list? 10. Return to Community Policing. Show More Summary

Our criminal justice system is a disaster: The conversation we need to have after “Serial”

Flimsy cases. Bad representation. Presumption of innocence? "Serial" makes grim point about American law and order

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

The other day, I wrote about how unreliable eyewitness testimony is, despite the fact that the criminal justice system treats it as solid evidence. However, this is not the only type of evidence that is far less reliable than we perceive...Show More Summary

Feministing Follow Friday: Anti-Carceral Feminists, Vol. II

  We couldn’t limit our list of great anti-carceral feminists to just five. So here’s our second volume of writers and organizers imagining and creating responses to gendered harms that don’t rely on the criminal justice system: Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira): Journalist & author, Playing The Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso). Show More Summary

The Faults of the American Criminal Justice System Run Deeper Than Race

For those continually exasperated by the spate of white denials of racism in the face of blatantly racist police killings, the #CrimingWhileWhite stories on Twitter were a gratifying rebuttal. By offering a mountain of testimony in the...Show More Summary

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?

by Yolande Cadore The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. The opportunity to correct course is now. The recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd,...Show More Summary

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?

by Yolande Cadore The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. The opportunity to correct course is now. The recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd,...Show More Summary

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?

by Yolande Cadore The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. The opportunity to correct course is now. The recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd,...Show More Summary

The Holidays And Dehumanizing People

The criminal justice system is dehumanizing. This is so obvious it’s almost trite. But for people being prosecuted, it’s also acutely real.

Two Bills Prove the Federal Government Still Works

"Something is wrong when we use the criminal justice system as a mental health system," -- Sen. Al Franken Can a single piece of legislation really save our country millions every year, and at the same time improve the care of thoseShow More Summary

‘Serial': Everything We Know — and Don’t Know — Going Into the Season 1 Finale

Tomorrow, we will hear the final episode of the first season of Serial, Sarah Koenig’s meditation on truth, memory, and This American Criminal Justice System. After 11 episodes, here is a quick rundown of what we do know and what we don’t. … Read More

The Price of Death

This investigation was reported and written by Maurice Chammah for 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.

Joe Scarborough: Don’t cover rape allegations unless there are charges

The “Morning Joe” host has something to learn about rape, reporting and our criminal justice system

What We Learned About Crime in 2014

This was not a good year for the American criminal justice system. With violent crime rates lower than than they've been since the 1970s, we still saw a fresh deluge of attacks by police against unarmed people of color, from New York to Ferguson to a ?Walmart in Ohio. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter: Massive Crowds Protest Racialized Police Brutality in Cities across US

By Lauren McCauley | (Commondreams.org) Thousands marching in New York and Washington D.C. against police brutality, racial profiling and American’s broken criminal justice system Adding their voices to the growing call for…

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