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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Read the original article as published by The Scoop LA below. Equal Justice Now Honors Judge Greg Mathis and other Equal Justice Advocates in Hollywood
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A review of 16 states was recently conducted that analyzed their recent bail reform. Each state was unique, but overwhelmingly the results came in that bail reform had failed. In.
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