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How to Lock Up Fewer People

By Marc Mauer and David Cole WHEN Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ted Cruz, Eric H. Holder Jr., Jeb Bush, George Soros, Marco Rubio and Charles G. Koch all agree that we must end mass incarceration, it is clear that times have … Continue reading

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Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in Tamir Rice Death

By Richard Perez-Pena and Mitch Smith A judge in Cleveland ruled Thursday that probable cause existed to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, but also said he did not have the power … Continue reading

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Police Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Taser, Pepper Spray

By Marina DiMarzo A police officer resigned after inappropriately using a Taser and pepper spraying a man who was driving recklessly while suffering from a health emergency May 4, according to the Fredericksburg Police. About 5 p.m. that day, 34-year-old … Continue reading

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A Grand Jury (Mostly) Backs Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray’s Death

By David A. Graham In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury had indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. For the … Continue reading

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White people, take responsibility for your Waco thugs: Black Americans are tired of being the country’s conscience

By Mensah Demary On the uptown R train to Manhattan, I stood in the corner of the crowded subway car, beginning my morning commute like everyone else. Depending on my mood, or space allowed, I might read a book or … Continue reading

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6 Baltimore police officers indicted in Freddie Gray’s death

By Amanda Sakuma A Baltimore grand jury has indicted all six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday. The indictments come just under three weeks after Mosby filed multiple charges against … Continue reading

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Jailing People Costs Billions More Than You Think It Does

By Carimah Townes The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that local communities spent $22.2 billion to jail suspects and offenders in 2011. A new report from the Vera Institute, however, shows that this figure underestimates the true cost of jails … Continue reading

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No conflict of interest in Freddie Gray case, says Baltimore state’s attorney

Associated Press Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to conflict of interest allegations raised by lawyers for six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The defense lawyers have asked that a judge replace state’s attorney … Continue reading

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Baltimore officer made Taser threat to witness who filmed Freddie Gray stop

By Oliver Laughland   The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with manslaughter over the death of Freddie Gray threatened to use his Taser on an eyewitness who filmed part of the crucial first stop made by a police van carrying the … Continue reading

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The Big Cases At The Supreme Court That You Haven’t Heard About

By Ian Millhiser The Supreme Court heard this term’s final day of oral arguments on Wednesday, a day that included a truly ghoulish debate over how states can execute death row inmates. By the first days of July, the justices … Continue reading

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