Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: Criminal Justice

Justice Reform Activists Demand More Ideas From...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the...

Black Men Stabbed By White Inmate While...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officers at an Ohio prison watched and laughed behind a locked door as an inmate slipped his handcuffs, pulled out...

Why This Philly DA’s Memo Is A...

Larry Krasner — the new Philadelphia district attorney who rode into office on the promise of criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration —...

Policing for Profit: How Civil Forfeiture Is...

In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice would reinstate its civil forfeiture policy. Civil forfeiture allows law enforcement officers...

Stacey Abrams Talks Campaign to Become Georgia’s...

Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams, Democratic minority leader in the House of Representatives, in early June officially launched her campaign for governor of Georgia, set...

Ohio Teen, Bresha Meadows, Who Shot Allegedly...

Bresha Meadows, the Ohio teen who fatally shot her allegedly abusive father last summer in a case that drew criticism over the treatment of Black...

Louisiana, World Leader In Incarceration, Cannot Pay...

What becomes of the poor when they are unable to afford access to justice? This question is being put to the test in the...

10-Time Grammy Winner John Legend to Receive...

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award. The singer-songwriter will become...

Can Anyone Hear My Plea? Race, Criminal...

Of all the compelling information, interviews and realities contained in Ava Duvernay’s riveting, Oscar-nominated documentary on mass incarceration, "13th", one particular statistic stands out:...

The Painful Reality I Was Forced to...

The year was 1997 and I was a young 25-year-old prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, one of the largest in the country....

Federal Judge Orders Pennsylvania to Provide Former...

A federal court has ordered the state of Pennsylvania to provide journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal with life-saving medication to treat his...

How This Chicago Woman Is Working to...

A Chicago woman says she'll never forget the day her friend lost his life trying to save hers when a teen gunman opened fire...

NY Judge Scolds Man During Sentencing: ‘Black...

A New York judge has accused the Black Lives Matter movement of ignoring inner-city violence. According to The New York Post, Justice Edward McLaughlin said...

Justice Reform: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

In New York, there are events taking place in the area of criminal justice reform that deserve our attention.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a...

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...

Outraged: White, Republican Alabama Prosecutor Charges 8-Year-Old...

A question that must be asked is what does society gain when it charges an 8-year-old child with murder?  This is what prosecutors in...

A Punishment Reserved for Black Children: Supreme...

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to automatically sentence juveniles to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. ...

This Mother Had an Awakening Moment When...

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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...

Violence Against Black Women: The Epitome of...

By Jacqueline Bediako In a recent quote, author Toni Morrison said, “I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman.” This is true,...