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Criminal Justice

  1. chat room
    Alfre Woodard Discusses Police Violence and the Ending of ClemencyHer film about state-sanctioned violence has one of the most striking endings of any film in the past few years.
  2. power
    Police Shot a 13-Year-Old Boy With Autism After His Mother Called 911The child is currently hospitalized with serious injuries.
  3. police unions
    The Inevitable Trump-Police Union AllianceHow a New York City police union’s rare endorsement of Trump explains their shared ideology.
  4. 2020 elections
    The ‘Tough on Crime’ TicketThe historical irony of a Biden-Harris ticket during a criminal-justice reckoning.
  5. politics
    What Are Kamala Harris’s Policies?Where she stands on health care, racial justice, policing, and more.
  6. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydNewly released body cam footage suggests the officers involved adopted an aggressive stance from the outset.
  7. bill de blasio
    Bill de Blasio Is Using New York’s Murder Rate to DemagogueThe mayor doesn’t know why murder rates have risen in the city. But he’s using them for political purposes anyway.
  8. death penalty
    The Capricious Execution of Daniel Lewis LeeThe federal government has put its first prisoner to death in 17 years. It’s still unclear why.
  9. power
    What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?A comprehensive guide.
  10. george floyd protests
    All 4 Officers in George Floyd Case Now Face ChargesMinnesota attorney general Keith Ellison raised the charges against Derek Chauvin, allowing him to charge three other former police officers.
  11. policing
    Cops Get Away With Murder Because They’re PopularThe police are legally unaccountable because they’re politically powerful. Reforms must attack — and circumvent — the sources of their power.
  12. protest
    Protests Erupt over George Floyd’s Death in Police CustodyHundreds of people took to the streets; police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
  13. veepstakes
    The ‘Law and Order’ TrapSome Democrats are agitating for Biden to try to get to the right of the Republican Party on crime. They shouldn’t.
  14. mass incarceration
    Pregnant Woman Held in Coronavirus-Ridden Jail Over Traffic ViolationsDiamond Davis was pulled over for driving with temporary plates, then had to spend the night in jail during a coronavirus outbreak.
  15. ahmaud arbery
    Never Stop RunningOn the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
  16. covid-19
    Who ‘Deserves’ Jail During a Pandemic?The Cook County Jail in Chicago is America’s biggest coronavirus hotspot. Why did we allow this?
  17. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Fears Spark Prison Strikes, Protests, and Riots Around the WorldFrom Colombia to France to the U.S., prisoners are struggling to protect themselves where their jailers won’t.
  18. death penalty
    Colorado Abolishes the Death Penalty, Becoming the 22nd State to Do SoGovernor Jared Polis obeyed COVID-19 era social distancing mandates and announced his historic signing via press release.
  19. coronavirus
    Officials Are Using the Coronavirus to Expand the Criminal-Justice SystemOfficials are asking for — and doling out — increased law-enforcement power.
  20. coronavirus
    Pandemics Are a Great Reason to De-carcerateCoronavirus could wreak havoc on jails and prisons. If their inhumane conditions weren’t a self-evident reason to shrink them, this should be.
  21. criminal justice
    On Criminal Justice, Biden Has No Moral Standing Over TrumpOne of Trump’s main general election strategies will be contrasting the two men’s records. And it looks bad for Biden.
  22. vision 2020
    Black Protesters Might Have Doomed Amy Klobuchar’s Presidential CampaignThe day before she dropped out of the race, Klobuchar canceled a campaign rally in Minnesota due to protests.
  23. criminal justice
    Jussie Smollett Is a Distraction From Criminal-Justice Reform in ChicagoThe actor is in court again — on the eve of the Illinois elections.
  24. immigration
    Biden and Bernie Pivoted on Deportations. America Must Go Even Further.Temporary moratoriums and only deporting “violent criminals” isn’t enough.
  25. michael bloomberg
    Op-Ed Asks: ‘Is Bloomberg Racist?’ Voters Should Answer: ‘Who Cares?’To argue that Bloomberg’s policies as mayor were racist because he’s dense rather than evil is not consoling.
  26. pardons
    The Lesson Trump Pardonees Learned in Prison: Prison Is Brutal and UnfairThe Trump era is marked by many people’s dawning realization of how awful prison is when they personally have to endure it.
  27. nypd
    NYC Prosecutors Keep Lists of Police Officers Who Lie Too MuchThere’s no indication that these officers have had their other policing duties restricted.
  28. michael bloomberg
    Why ‘Stop and Frisk’ Hasn’t Arrested Bloomberg’s RiseThe former New York mayor’s ascension up the 2020 ranks, especially among black voters, seems incongruous. It’s not.
  29. criminal justice
    Trump Forgets That Criminal-Justice Reform Is His New BrandLast week, he was bragging about being forgiving. This week, he’s praising China for executing drug dealers.
  30. policing
    NYC’s Police-Union Leaders Are UnhingedThis is not normal behavior.
  31. mass incarceration
    The Justice Department Investigates Mississippi PrisonsThirteen inmates have died since December 29.
  32. iowa caucuses
    Iowa’s Election Crises Won’t End With Monday Night’s Caucus DebacleIowa is the only state that bans people with felony convictions from ever voting again.
  33. criminal justice
    What Donald Trump Wants From Black AmericansTrump’s Super Bowl ad about criminal-justice reform exemplifies the attitude he expects black Americans to have toward injustice.
  34. democratic primaries
    Amy Klobuchar’s Dismal Polling With Black Voters Should Be Even WorseMyon Burrell’s murder case has the Minneapolis NAACP and Black Lives Matter Twin Cities calling on the senator to suspend her campaign.
  35. mass incarceration
    These Are the Prisons America Asked ForThe recent violence at Parchman Farm was not just predictable. It was inevitable.
  36. criminal justice
    Elizabeth Warren Wants You to Vote in Your Local Prosecutor ElectionHer endorsements come just as the Cook County, Illinois, state’s attorney election is becoming a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case.
  37. celebrity
    Here’s a First Look at Kim Kardashian’s Prison-Reform Documentary“I went into this knowing nothing, and then my heart completely opened up.”
  38. policing
    LAPD Is Falsely Labeling People As Gang Members. It’s Part of a Bigger Crisis.LAPD officers’ falsely labeling people as gang members reveals a bigger problem: It doesn’t take much to get yourself added to a gang database.
  39. politics
    Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the DoorThe soon-to-be ex-governor of Kentucky just pardoned a man who allegedly beheaded a woman.
  40. politics
    Ilhan Omar Urges Compassion for the Man Who Threatened to Kill Her“Who are we as a nation if we respond to threats of political retribution with retribution ourselves?”
  41. criminal justice
    Trump and Barr Don’t Care About Victims. They Care About Their Right to Kill.Executions of federal prisoners are set to resume in December. Victims’ families have lined up to oppose them.
  42. criminal justice
    Chesa Boudin’s Challenge to San Francisco — and AmericaWhat happens when a district attorney candidate promises to upend what the criminal-justice system was designed to do?
  43. justice
    Who Gets Grace in the Courtroom?Judge Tammy Kemp’s decision to hug former cop and convicted murderer Amber Guyger tells us how our justice system works.
  44. criminal justice
    California’s New Use-of-Force Law Is Still Deadly VagueA new law strengthens California’s guidelines for police use of force. But it does not go far enough.
  45. blago
    Trump Again Flirts With Commuting Rod Blagojevich’s SentenceJared Kushner reportedly told Trump that the move would appeal to Democrats.
  46. politics
    Tiffany Cabán Wants to Reimagine Criminal Justice in QueensThe candidate for district attorney of Queens is a career public defender with an ambitious criminal-justice-reform agenda. But first, she has to win.
  47. rule of law
    Trump Wants to Make War Criminals Great AgainThe pardon-happy president seems set to celebrate Memorial Day by disregarding core principles of service and military justice.
  48. criminal justice
    Jason Van Dyke and the Inadequacy of America’s Criminal-Justice SystemJason Van Dyke was sentenced to prison time for killing Laquan McDonald. But true accountability remains elusive.
  49. criminal justice
    It’s a New Day in American Politics. Ferguson, Missouri is No Exception.As the House ushers in a Democratic majority, the city in which Michael Brown was shot enters a new phase of criminal justice under Wesley Bell.
  50. criminal justice reform
    The First Step Act Deserves Your SkepticismTuesday’s celebrated bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill rests on an extremely fragile foundation.
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