The mother of a pregnant woman who was stabbed to death in 2019 has sued Harris County over its misdemeanor bail practices, blaming the system for allowing her daughter’s husband.
Reevaluate harsh sentencing, keep incarcerated close to loved ones and ensure that formerly incarcerated reenter society with job skills. “You do the crime, you do the time.” For decades, this.
Even as the country breathes a small sigh of relief that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for killing George Floyd, police violence continues to dominate national headlines. One fundamental.
When black Americans are killed by police and street protests start to simmer, it usually isn’t long before Ben Crump gets a call. The Florida lawyer has represented the families.
It doesn’t have to be this way. American cities are on the brink. Violent crime is spiking up astronomically, and every day brings grim new statistics. Last week, New York.
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Equal Justice Now is a proud sponsor of the “Houston First Responder Muster & Walk Like MADD 5k” event. It was an amazing turnout and experience centered around raising awareness.
Attorneys and activists joined the family of 44-year-old Pamela Turner outside the Harris County Courthouse on Thursday for a press conference. Turner’s death has received local and national attention. It.
The concept of a police force is a relatively new development in human history. Starting in London in 1829, policing was originally meant to serve as a less expensive alternative.
Judge Alex Kozinski, appointed by President Reagan and described as a libertarian-conservative, has laid out twelve compelling reasons why our justice system needs an overhaul. Long accepted standards of evidential.
Fred Clay, wrongfully convicted at age 16 for the murder of a cab driver, was released from jail after 38 years of being locked up as an innocent man. The.
The new algorithms, presented for consideration in Texas, have been tested in Harris County in Houston with disastrous consequences. These algorithms take decisions out of the hands of elected judges.
Behind closed doors, California’s lawmakers made last minute changes to SB 10—a proposed bail reform bill—granting enhanced powers to judges including the power to put civilians in jail pretrial without.
An automated risk assessment has been proposed across the country as a remedy to individual magistration across the State of Texas. It was promised that this would take the guess.
The United States Constitution expressly recognizes the constitutionality of private surety bail pursuant to the 8th Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which states that excessive bail shall not be.
The bail industry provides many benefits to the state of Texas and its city and county governments. Very often these important benefits go unnoticed by decision makers. They include but.