Criminal Justice


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The News Media Whitewashed Police Brutality for Decades. Here’s Why We Believed Them.

Reporters have often blindly parroted law enforcement’s version of events, marginalized Black and Brown voices, focused on violence rather than protesters’ demands, and used irresponsible language when covering police brutality.

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Barr Forced Out a Top Federal Prosecutor Whose Office Was Investigating Trump’s Inner Circle

In a letter denouncing U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, 135 former New York prosecutors write that U.S. Attorney Geoff Berman's dismissal undermines "confidence in the criminal justice system."

Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, gives an opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. Floyd arrived on Capitol Hill the day after funeral services for his George Floyd, who has become a worldwide symbol in demonstrations over calls for changes to police practices and an end to racial prejudices. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)
WATCH: George Floyd’s Brother Calls on Congress to Step up and ‘Stop the Pain’

“I’m here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain,” Philonise Floyd told the silenced hearing room.

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Democrats Just Laid Out Their Police Reform Bill. Here’s What’s in It.

After two weeks of national protests over the murder of George Floyd, some potential progress on police reform is on the horizon.