Criminal Justice

Criminal justice news and developments.

What “Defunding the Police” Actually Means
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What “Defunding the Police” Actually Means

Defunding the police allows communities to reinvest in other forms of community support while dismantling a system rooted in racism and white supremacy.

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Severing the Lines of Communication
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Severing the Lines of Communication

Privatizing prison technology and communication add a costly financial burden on incarcerated people and their families.

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Why Hate Crime Convictions Fall Short of Justice
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Why Hate Crime Convictions Fall Short of Justice

Seeking convictions for violence, while understandable, legitimizes a system that disproportionately harms communities of color.

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How Black Women and Girls Are Denied Justice in Death
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How Black Women and Girls Are Denied Justice in Death

The deaths of Black women and girls are often missing from the headlines, despite routinely being victims of violence. Bias stereotypes and racial disparities in the media coverage further victimize Black women and girls by tarnishing their names and repetitions, hindering justice.

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The Role No-Knock Warrants Play in Police Brutality
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The Role No-Knock Warrants Play in Police Brutality

No-Knock warrants allow police to legally break into people’s homes unannounced, often resulting in fatal outcomes like the deaths of Amir Locke and Breonna Taylor.

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How A SCOTUS Retirement Could Pave the Way for Black Women
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How A SCOTUS Retirement Could Pave the Way for Black Women

Upon the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, discussions on who will be his successor highlight a need for more Supreme Court representation.

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Incarcerated Workers Exposed to Covid Under Threat of Retaliation
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Incarcerated Workers Exposed to Covid Under Threat of Retaliation

Incarcerated workers risk exposure to COVID in prisons, fearing added time if they refuse to work in hazardous conditions.

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Year in Review: How Patriotism and Revisionist History Shapes America
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Year in Review: How Patriotism and Revisionist History Shapes America

For many marginalized communities in America, being patriotic means ignoring a history of violence and oppression that continues to this day.

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Year in Review: How Can We Make ‘Justice for All’ A Reality?
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Year in Review: How Can We Make ‘Justice for All’ A Reality?

It’s been over a year since one of the largest movements in U.S. history, yet the American justice system is far from being reformed.

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Rittenhouse and America’s Obsession with White Vigilantism

Rittenhouse and America’s Obsession with White Vigilantism

Vigilantes and law enforcement groups have long worked together to create and protect the racial order in the United States.

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