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Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study Commission

Burden of Proof

James Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
James Bell

It is pretty well known throughout society that our justice system requires some burden of proof be met in order for one adversary to prevail over ano...

Diversion Division: A Remedy for Racially Disproportionate Drug Enforcement

Katy Welter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Despite rates of drug use comparable with whites, black males in Illinois are much more likely to be arrested, prosecuted, and ultimately incarcerated for low-level drug crimes.

Illinois Justice Gets a Black Eye

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Justice is supposed to be colorblind. In Illinois, justice has been black and white. If you are black, the probability is greater that the justice ...

A Chance to Get Some Answers for Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Chicago is in trouble. The Great Recession has devastated working and poor families, while worsening already severe racial disparities. So we challenge the mayoral candidates: Give us a debate worthy of a great city in trouble.