The effort to overhaul the criminal justice system has received a major boost from a group of senators on both sides of the aisle. On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats announced the details of a reworked criminal justice reform bill that previously stalled last November. Some of the legislation remains unchanged, such as giving judges the discretion to give lesser […]
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The museum — which is free to the public from April 19-21 — will take place on Park Avenue during the United Nations General Assembly Meeting on the world drug problem.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Hillary Clinton’s use of the term “super-predators,” said while the then-first lady was supporting the legislation, was used in reference to young black individuals.
A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday as part of his ongoing plan to reform the criminal justice system.
Traditionally, District Attorneys side with law enforcement when prosecuting crimes. Martin asked Mosby how she balances her role as a prosecutor with the desire to seek justice for the people of Baltimore. Mosby explained, “At the end of the day, the reason I became a prosecutor is because the mission of a prosecutor is to seek justice over convictions.”
Tamir Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, declines to endorse a presidential candidate. Rice explained in a post that none of the solutions she’s seen incorporates community input.
When asked by Terina Allen, the sister of Sam Dubose — a Black man fatally shot by former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last year — about police accountability, Sanders insisted that institutional racism police reform would be priority if he were to become president.
A group of bipartisan senators will introduce legislation to end a law banning student drug offenders from receiving financial aid. The law has disproportionately affected students of color.
Just in time for this year’s contentious election season, Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 felons, reports Mother Jones.