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Staggering Injustice

Experts Say Cross-Racial Eyewitness Identification Errors Are Widespread and Contribute to Thousands of Wrongful Convictions

by Derek Gilna

In a time where much of the American criminal justice system is justifiably under intense pressure to eliminate potential racial bias, there is at least one issue that could be resolved without ...

The Infuriating History of Why Police Unions Have So Much Power

The uprisings of 2020 might have finally cracked their invulnerability.

by Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

As the year 1990 came to an end, a fight broke out during a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Juke Box Saturday Night bar in downtown Minneapolis. A 21-year-old white student grabbed Michael Sauro ...

Revocation Nation: Reincarceration for Technical Parole Violations in the Age of COVID-19

Jonathan Best had been out of prison for two years when he ended a rocky relationship with his girlfriend. Like many men and women on parole—a form of early release, in which the remainder of one’s sentence is ...

Police Unions: Obstacles to Criminal Justice Reform and Police Accountability

The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists.

by Jordan Smith, The Intercept

The article was originally published on August 12, 2020, and is republished with permission from The Intercept, an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through ...

State Violence, Legitimacy, and the Path to True Public Safety

by David M. Kennedy, Niskanen Center (
Executive Summary: I work with cops, and I support this movement.

Police Violence Is State Violence

Let’s be clear about what’s been happening in the country these last few weeks. Policing is an arm of the state. Police departments and police ...

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