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Arizona Lawmakers, Residents, and Even Mark Ruffalo Pressure Maricopa County Attorney Over Black Lives Matter Arrests

Arizona lawmakers and residents are demanding that charges be dropped against protesters arrested during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

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House Democrats Just Voted to Decriminalize Weed. Now the Bill Goes to the GOP-Controlled Senate.

“For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of as a matter of personal choice and public health."

Mental health first-responder programs are being launched in cities like New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere as an attempt to diminish police violence.
Mental Illness Is Not a Crime, So Why Do We Police It Like One?

American cities are finally implementing first-responder programs that send behavioral health professionals—not cops—to non-violent and mental health-related crises.

A formerly incarcerated writer discusses the criminal justice reform issues he'd like to raise with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
I Was Once Incarcerated for a Non-Violent Drug Offense. Let’s Do Lunch, Kamala Harris.

If I were ever given the opportunity to sit down with the future vice president, I'd like to have a meaningful conversation about criminal justice reform.

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What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Would Mean for Criminal Justice Reform

“The judicial branch of government in this country ... has been critical in our ability to see change move as a nation."

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Breonna Taylor: What You Need to Know About the Kentucky EMT Killed by Police While She Was in Bed

On March 13, Breonna Taylor, an EMT working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, was shot and killed in her Kentucky home by police.

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California Cop Under Investigation After Viral Video Shows Him Violently Punching Teen

“He’s on top of me and it looks like he’s about to hit me. Like, I’m reacting like any other normal human being would.”