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Judy Belk

One Year After San Bernardino

Judy Belk | December 5, 2016 | Black Voices
On Friday, hundreds gathered to remember the victims of that horrific day when gun violence claimed 14 more lives and left 22 people with serious injuries.
Christopher Zoukis

What Will Happen to the Clemency Movement in the Trump Administration?

Christopher Zoukis | December 5, 2016 | Crime
Obama's White House counsel has said the president, even though a lame duck, will keep on granting clemencies in his final days in office.
Lorenzo Johnson

Are Innocent Prisoners' Paths To Justice Distorted?

Lorenzo Johnson | December 2, 2016 | Crime
Innocent people shouldn't have to suffer from underfunded attorneys. These attorneys need to be fully funded to be effective for those who cannot afford counsel.
John A. Tures

Does The Death Penalty Reduce The Murder Rate?

John A. Tures | December 2, 2016 | Crime
This week, the death penalty is under fire, as the Supreme Court debates whether or not the death penalty can be applied to convicted murderers with a low IQ, as justices question whether a person can be held accountable for actions that may not be fully understood. It...
Christopher Zoukis

Georgia's Criminal Justice Overhaul Demonstrates Widespread Positive Effects

Christopher Zoukis | November 30, 2016 | Crime
In the last five years, Georgia has been successful in making badly needed, sweeping changes to its criminal justice system under the direction of Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
Dennis Curry

Lethal Injection In The 21st Century: When Enough Becomes Enough

Dennis Curry | November 30, 2016 | Crime
It's now time for American society and indeed medical culture to get it and resist continuing the regrettable practice of lethal injection.
Steven Wozencraft

Criminal Justice Reform Under the Trump Administration

Steven Wozencraft | November 29, 2016 | Crime
It is up to the people of this country, both those that voted for and against president-elect Trump, to remind the incoming White House of this consensus.
Mike Weisser

New York Times Editorial Board Moves Gun Safety Conversation In The Wrong Direction

Mike Weisser | November 29, 2016 | Politics
It’s official. The newspaper of record, a.k.a. the New York Times, has just announced its support of a new government statement on safe-gun technology which probably represents the last thing the Obama administration has to say about guns....
Brian David Crane

Jamaican Lottery Phone Scam: Beware These 5 Signs

Brian David Crane | November 28, 2016 | Crime
Operating since the 1990s, the Jamaican lottery phone scammers have robbed Americans of an estimated $300 million each year. These highly-trained scammers are persuasive and persistent, and they target the most vulnerable, namely
Christopher Zoukis

Community Involvement in Programs Boosts Chances For Successful Lives After Prison

Christopher Zoukis | November 28, 2016 | Crime
By Christopher Zoukis Twenty-five percent of the world's prison population is located in the United States, and most -- 98 percent -- of those incarcerated will eventually be released into their communities. The issues that arise from mass incarceration and high recidivism...
Adi Gaskell

A.I., Crime And Facial Recognition

Adi Gaskell | November 28, 2016 | Technology
As with many new technologies that offer to better what we as humans are capable, there is a sense that we require considerably higher standards of the technology than we expect from ourselves.
Dave Stieber

Why Did Kajuan Raye Run If He Was Not Guilty?

Dave Stieber | November 28, 2016 | Politics
This is the question that white people love to ask. Because surely if Kajuan was innocent he would’ve just stood there, explained he did nothing wrong, the police would’ve realized he did nothing wrong, and then all parties would’ve gone peacefully on their merry ways. Unfortunately, this is...
Anthony Papa

PEN America's Breakout: Voices From The Inside

Anthony Papa | November 30, 2016 | Impact
Next week an amazing event will take place to celebrate the award-winning work of men and women incarcerated in prisons across the country. PEN America's Breakout: Voices from the Inside will take place. Actors and writers like Jeffrey Tobin will be reading submissions from its annual Prison Writing...
Jamil Dakwar

Police At Standing Rock Are Using Life-Threatening Crowd-Control Weapons To Crack Down On Water Protectors

Jamil Dakwar | November 23, 2016 | Politics
Use of unjustified force and massive less-lethal weapons by law enforcement against largely peaceful protestors is all too familiar.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

'Financial Elder Abuse' Charges Against Trump. Business As Usual in DC.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | November 22, 2016 | Politics
As Donald Trump prepares to assume the presidency, Americans must learn to distinguish the ways he is uniquely terrible from the ways in which he is not so terribly unique -- except as a matter of degree.
Chris Cognac

Policing In America: Where Do We Go From Here?

Chris Cognac | November 22, 2016 | Crime
Is this a short-lived epidemic or is this just the beginning of a new normal for America?
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

American Citizens Must Resist A Return To Torture By Trump Administration

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | November 21, 2016 | Politics
As President-elect Trump rolls out key cabinet appointments, a worry for Americans and international allies alike is whether America plans to return to the failed policies of the past on interrogation and torture of suspected enemies.  Just yesterday, asked about resuming waterboarding, Vice President-elect Pence warned us...
Mical Darley

Tensing's Confederate Tee Shows Indifference Can Be Brutal

Mical Darley | November 20, 2016 | Crime
It "means nothing to me," said former University of Cincinnati policeman Ray Tensing of the Confederate flag tee shirt he wore on the day he shot Samuel DuBose, an unarmed African-American man whom he'd stopped for a missing front license plate. If...
Brian Levin, J.D.

Jeff Sessions Will Be In Charge Of Enforcing The Federal Hate Crime Law He Vehemently Opposed

Brian Levin, J.D. | November 19, 2016 | Politics
Senator Sessions' nomination has drawn sharp rebukes from civil rights advocates and some politicians.
Melissa Franqui

Felony Disenfranchisement: The Untold Story Of The 2016 Election

Melissa Franqui | November 17, 2016 | Politics
Over two million Black people could not vote in last week's week election, according to a recent studyby The Sentencing Project. One in 13 Black Americans of voting age is disenfranchised due to a felony conviction, a rate four times greater than that of non-Black people....
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