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As killings continue, May becomes city’s deadliest month since 1999

By Luke Broadwater Hours after Baltimore’s mayor huddled with police officials to discuss the recent spike in violence, two more people were killed Monday — making May the city’s deadliest month since 1999. The two homicides increased this month’s total … Continue reading

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The Stain of Mass Incarceration: Exposing the Wound of My Father’s Life Sentence

By Ebony Underwood 7 years ago on my 14th birthday my father took my sister, Miko, and I out for lunch. We decided to dine at the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe. The music was blaring from the sound system. … Continue reading

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White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

By Brittney Cooper Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it … Continue reading

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I’ve served 15 years of my life sentence for a drug crime. Can I go home now?

By Sharanda Jones Late last month, US attorney general Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would release new guidelines for clemency petitions, opening up the possibility that thousands of people serving long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses might … Continue reading

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If you’re white, that joint probably won’t lead to jail time

By Stacey Patton and David J. Leonard Has the new year started out on a high or a drugged-out low? The decriminalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has been heralded as the end of prohibition — and alternately lamented as … Continue reading

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Ten Travesties Of Justice In 2013

By Nicole Flatow Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment … Continue reading

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NYC’s Unsolved Murder Victims Are Disproportionately Minorities

By Molly Redden Justice comes slower for homicide victims killed in New York’s poorer outer boroughs than it does for the denizens of rich, relatively homicide-free Manhattan. That’s according to a New York Daily News investigation analyzing the number of … Continue reading

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I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed

By William Powell Forty-four years ago this month, in December 1969, I quit my job as a manager of a bookstore in New York City’s Greenwich Village and began to write the Anarchist Cookbook. My motivation at the time was … Continue reading

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Raped and Impregnated at 14, Girl Must Now Share Parental Rights with Her Attacker

By Iulia Filip A rape victim sued Massachusetts to stop it from subjecting her to “a court-ordered 16-year unwanted relationship with her attacker” by giving him paternity rights over the child born from the rape. H.T., of Norwood, Mass., sued … Continue reading

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