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How 2020 Contenders Are Approaching Police Brutality And Criminal Justice Reform
In a diverse and crowded Democratic race, candidates are bringing their records of managing — or mismanaging — cases of police brutality with them.
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Tiffany Cabán Is Fighting To Make Queens Policing Progressive — And She’s Dragging Democrats With Her
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But is the diverse borough ready for the revolution Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started?
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Cory Booker Unveils Plan To Free Thousands Of Federal Prisoners
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The 2020 presidential candidate's Restoring Justice Initiative would aim to free federal prisoners “serving unjust and excessive sentences."
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Texas Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Help Sex Trafficking Victims Get Out Of Prison
Incarcerated survivors who saw this bill as their only lifeline are heartbroken, according to criminal justice advocates.
Cory Booker Wants To Allow Some Prisoners To Vote
The New Jersey senator had previously called the debate a distraction from the larger goals of criminal justice reform — and he still thinks it is.
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Nevada Gov. Signs Bill To Restore Voting Rights To People Released From Prison
Gov. Steve Sisolak said the measure would “restore fairness and justice to thousands of Nevadans.”
Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Racial Bias In Facial Recognition Technology
At a congressional hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tackled how the use of facial recognition technology can “exacerbate” racial bias in the criminal justice system.
Ocasio-Cortez Probes How Facial Recognition Technology Can ‘Exacerbate’ Racism
“Who are the primary engineers and designers of these algorithms?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked an expert. “White men,” she replied.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Progressive Candidate For Queens Prosecutor
Tiffany Cabán shares many of the congresswoman's progressive ideals and supporters.
Arizona Prisons Ban Book On Black Men In The Justice System
“Chokehold: Policing Black Men" examines law enforcement and mass incarceration through its treatment of African American men.
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Cory Booker Sidesteps Debate Over Letting Prisoners Vote, Calls It 'Frustrating'
“My focus is tearing down the system of mass incarceration," the Democratic candidate said, so fewer people are behind bars.
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Georgia Church, T.I. And Scrapp Deleon Post Bail For Nonviolent Offenders
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church partnered with the rapper and the TV personality to raise enough money to bail out 23 nonviolent offenders.
Kamala Harris: Young Men Jailed For Drugs Should Be ‘First In Line’ For Marijuana Jobs
The 2020 candidate was speaking at a presidential forum in Texas focused on women of color.
Elizabeth Warren Reiterates Support For Marijuana Legalization
"If we talk about criminal justice reform, we need to start with the things we make illegal," the senator and presidential candidate said at a CNN town hall.
Man Injured In Nipsey Hussle Shooting Released From Jail
Kerry Lathan was arrested earlier this month and accused of violating his parole.
Barbering Behind Bars: Using A Community Cornerstone For Criminal Justice Reform
A county jail in North Carolina has launched a program to teach detained teen boys about the art of barbering.
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Kim Kardashian Tells Vogue That She's Studying To Become A Lawyer
The reality TV star talked about law, Trump and Kanye's politics in the newest issue of Vogue.
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Joe Biden's Proudest Achievement Looks A Lot More Complicated In 2020
Twenty-five years after the Violence Against Women Act, some ask if it took the right approach.
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More California Counties Wiping Out Old Marijuana Convictions
Around 54,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles and San Joaquin counties are eligible to be expunged.
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Florida Lawmakers Move To Block People With Court Debts From Voting
A bill in the legislature makes it too difficult for people to become eligible to vote, according to voting rights advocates.
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Cory Booker 'Really Ticked Off' About Paul Manafort's Sentence
"One of my friends says we have a criminal justice system that treats you better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent."
She Got 5 Years For Voting Illegally Once. Paul Manafort Got Less Time For Years Of Cons.
"What I would like is for Trump to review my situation and Pardon me," wrote Texas prisoner Crystal Mason.
Colbert And Corden On Manafort Sentence
Here’s how the late-night comedians reacted to the news Trump associate Paul Manafort received a fraction of the prison sentence that prosecutors had hoped for.
Late-Night On Manafort’s Light Sentence
Here’s how Stephen Colbert and James Corden dissected former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s surprisingly lenient prison sentence.
GOP’S Gaetz Threatens Cohen
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) denied that his tweet, in which he seemed to warn Michael Cohen he would reveal details of an extramarital affair, counts as witness tampering.
Jussie Smollett Arrested
Actor Jussie Smollett has arrested for filing a false police report in connection to his claim that he was the victim of a homophobic and racist assault.
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