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Articles by Derek Gilna

$6.7 Million to Cali. Mom After Police Broke Her Ankle During Warrantless Entry

by Derek Gilna

A San Jose woman, Danielle Burfine, won a settlement of $6.7 million for a federal civil rights lawsuit from the city of Santa Clara. Police body cam footage shows that on April 12, 2016 cops with the city’s police department, without a warrant, kicked open her locked ...

Urban Institute Releases Report Detailing the Effects of Criminal Background Checks on Employment

by Derek Gilna

The Justice Policy Center, part of the nonprofit Urban Institute, released a March 2017 report examining the impact criminal background checks have on employment and recidivism. According to a recent study, “72 percent of companies perform background checks, and 82 percent of those companies screen potential employees ...



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