Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tag: Criminal Justice Reform

Poll: White Americans Yearn For the 1950s,...

According to a new poll, white Americans yearn for the 1950s, the good old days when they did not face so much racial discrimination...

New Rasmussen Poll: Majority of People Say...

According to a survey by the New York Daily News and Rasmussen Reports, the conservative-leaning polling organization, likely voters said by a 2-to-1 margin...

Alicia Keys to Capital Hill on Justice...

Alicia Keys is recognized as one of the most gifted singers and artists of our generation.  She has also made it a point since...

The Pervasiveness of Racism in Policing: Report...

A new study focusing on Black millennials, policing, guns and the justice system helps to substantiate the claim that violence against Black people is...

Despite Emerging Bipartisan Consensus on Criminal Justice...

In the 2016 election campaign season, an emerging bipartisan consensus for criminal justice reform opens up the possibilities for true change.  For example, a...

Obama ‘Bans the Box’ and Gives Ex-Offenders...

President Obama announced his decision to direct federal agencies to “ban the box”—the questions on government job applications that ask prospective employees about their...

President Obama Plays it Safe During Police...

President Obama walked a fine line during the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Tuesday in Chicago. During his speech at the event,...

Ferguson Effect? Hard Data Knocks Out FBI...

Recently, FBI Director James Comey has promoted a theory that increased scrutiny of the police has caused a spike in crime. Although he was...

Under Kamala Harris, California’s First Black Attorney...

  The state of California is ahead of the curve on changing criminal justice policy, and its attorney general is leading the way. In light of...

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Ban Privately-Held...

Last week, democratic candidate Bernie Sanders introduced the "Justice Is Not for Sale Act," a powerful bill to ban private prisons. The bill would...

America Is Ripe for Reform as Congress...

American mass incarceration has been a bipartisan effort, brought on by the war on drugs and has bee  particularly harmful to the Black community....

President Obama’s Review of Solitary Confinement Signals Possible...

As a part of his new push for reform and an overhaul of the criminal justice system, President Obama has taken an interest in...

Obama Commutes Dozens of Sentences, Can His...

With roughly a year and a half remaining in his administration, President Obama has decided to take up the issue of criminal justice reform...

More Than Suicide: How 22-Year-Old Kalief Browder...

“Ma, I can’t take it anymore.” With an evident sense of hopelessness and despair in his voice, that was the message Kalief Browder told his...

Police Fatally Shot More Than 300 People...

As news of police officers killing unarmed Black citizens have continued to make national headlines, one myth has also started to spread along with...

Pay-to-Stay Laws Leave Prisoners Paying for Their...

For years the prison system has continued to take advantage of and mistreat inmates and the pay-to-stay laws that exist in nearly every state...

The Desperate Need for a Justice System...

Protests and riots in communities like Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore were sparked by the deaths of Black citizens at the hands of police, but...