Tag: Criminal Justice Reform

Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.">Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.

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In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.
Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Law passes in NY mandating that police interrogations be recorded on video – New York Amsterdam News All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.">Law passes in NY mandating that police interrogations be recorded on video – New York Amsterdam News All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.

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All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.
Law passes in NY mandating that police interrogations be recorded on video – New York Amsterdam News All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

“I’ve Read The New Jim Crow … ” – Slate How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer.">“I’ve Read The New Jim Crow … ” – Slate How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer.

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How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer.
“I’ve Read The New Jim Crow … ” – Slate How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

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’">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’

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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’.
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’" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Supreme Court Confronts Racism in the Jury Room – The Atlantic Is racism in deliberations any less toxic than racism in open court?">The Supreme Court Confronts Racism in the Jury Room – The Atlantic Is racism in deliberations any less toxic than racism in open court?

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Is racism in deliberations any less toxic than racism in open court?
The Supreme Court Confronts Racism in the Jury Room – The Atlantic Is racism in deliberations any less toxic than racism in open court?" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More