Rory Fleming

Convenient Charges for New Orleans DA Candidate Leave Dire Incumbent Favorite

At the end of June, New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams was indicted on federal tax fraud charges. When Williams…

July 14, 2020

Oklahoma Reservation Ruling Is an Opening for Harm Reduction

Hardline Oklahoma prosecutors have received bad news about their capacity to force people who use drugs into “therapeutic” courts. That…

July 13, 2020

DA Felt It Unnecessary to Inform Public of a Virus-Infected Prosecutor in Court

Stephen Wagstaffe, the district attorney of San Mateo County, California, said in 2014 that he has never made a decision…

July 1, 2020

Silicon Valley Prosecutor’s Dog-Whistle Threat to Muslim Public Defender

  Sajid A. Khan is a community leader and public defender in Santa Clara County, California, a county of almost…

June 25, 2020

PA Plan to Limit DA Candidates to Career Prosecutors Swipes at Progressives

The latest manifestation of Pennsylvania’s political culture-gap, with its stark split between progressive cities and conservative small-town and rural areas,…

June 18, 2020

Scrutinizing Bernie Sanders’ 10 New Prosecutor Endorsements

When it comes to candidates for top prosecutor in many of America’s biggest cities, Bernie Sanders’ previous endorsements have foreshadowed…

June 15, 2020

Don’t Forget Prosecutors When It Comes to Defunding

Since the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops, activists across the country have passionately called to defund the…

June 11, 2020

Now You Can File Complaints Against the NYPD Based on Online Evidence

  Chances are, someone reading this sentence has seen a video of the NYPD committing assault or other abuse on…

June 8, 2020

Biden-Bernie “Unity Task Force” Makes Dispiriting Criminal Justice Reform Picks

In an attempt to unite the centrist and progressive wings of the Democratic Party, presumptive 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden…

June 2, 2020

“Miami-Style Smart Justice” Is an Ugly Parody of “Progressive”

The National District Attorneys Association is the main professional body for American prosecutors, and like the Fraternal Order of Police,…

May 28, 2020