Bail Project opens office in St. Louis, offers solidarity for those who cannot afford to post bail | The St. Louis American Many will eventually plead guilty without a chance to have their day in court, because the other option is remaining in jail until their trial date, which could be years in the future.

Many will eventually plead guilty without a chance to have their day in court, because the other option is remaining in jail until their trial date, which could be years in the future.

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How The ’80s Crack Cocaine “Epidemic” Really Started | Refinery29 Around 30 years ago, the U.S. saw a rise in the use of crack cocaine that was termed the "crack epidemic." Now, FX's new show Snowfall is bringing this period of time and all of its complex issues back to the front of our consciousness — at a time when our country is in the midst of yet another drug crisis.

Around 30 years ago, the U.S. saw a rise in the use of crack cocaine that was termed the “crack epidemic.” Now, FX’s new show Snowfall is bringing this period of time and all of its complex issues back to the front of our consciousness — at a time when our country is in the midst of yet another drug crisis.

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Can Baltimore curtail police killings by defying Trump? – The Guardian Kevin Cooper was killed by city police at age 14 in 2006, but his death has vanished into obscurity. Now there’s hope for reform to prevent such cases – if it can withstand Trump’s insistence on ‘law and order’

Kevin Cooper was killed by city police at age 14 in 2006, but his death has vanished into obscurity. Now there’s hope for reform to prevent such cases – if it can withstand Trump’s insistence on ‘law and order’.

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For Black homicides, Pa. ranks 5th deadliest in nation – The Philadelphia Tribune Pennsylvania ranked the fifth-highest in the nation tallying Black homicide victims — with more than 26 deaths for each 100,000 Black residents, according to a study released this week by the Violence Policy Center.

Pennsylvania ranked the fifth-highest in the nation tallying Black homicide victims — with more than 26 deaths for each 100,000 Black residents, according to a study released this week by the Violence Policy Center.

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House votes to rescind Obama gun background check rule – Politico The House voted Thursday to rescind an Obama administration rule that heightened scrutiny of mentally impaired seniors who seek to purchase a firearm — but that critics said would strip law abiding citizens of their constitutional rights.

The House voted Thursday to rescind an Obama administration rule that heightened scrutiny of mentally impaired seniors who seek to purchase a firearm — but that critics said would strip law abiding citizens of their constitutional rights.

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