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A Record Means Discrimination—But National Expungement Week Is Here

For Mauro Melgar, record expungement is not just an abstract policy, it’s something that has had a profound impact on…

September 18, 2020

Filter Is Hiring a Deputy Editor

Since launching in September 2018, Filter has greatly expanded in scope and readership, establishing itself as the leading dedicated venue…

September 18, 2020

The LEAD Program Faces a Reckoning for Centering Police

The murder of George Floyd and the explosion of protests against police terror led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM)…

September 17, 2020

Vermont Prosecutor Becomes Second in Nation to Stop Seeking Cash Bail

The top prosecutor of Chittenden County (Burlington), Vermont is ending a policy that she says is a form of modern…

September 17, 2020

As New Jersey Cops Arrest 100 People Daily for Marijuana, Will the State Legalize?

Will New Jersey become next state to fully legalize marijuana? It's one of four that could take the step this…

September 16, 2020

Researchers Confirm the Lifesaving Power of a Safe Supply of Drugs

A team of researchers working at a clinic in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia has added to the evidence behind advocacy…

September 16, 2020

The Postal Crisis Exacerbates the Overdose Crisis

We are in the midst of what has been dubbed a “postal service crisis.” And although the potential impact on…

September 16, 2020

Majority of Surveyed Doctors Misattribute Tobacco Harms to Nicotine

Government fearmongering and crackdowns on nicotine vaping products have likely contributed to widespread ignorance about the difference between the harms…

September 15, 2020

Russian Drug Users Describe Life and Trends During the Pandemic

Drug use is globally interconnected. Just thinking of the routes illegal drugs take up to the point of consumption—from being…

September 15, 2020

Study: Police Violence Steals Millennia From Black Men’s Lives

The terror imposed on Black, Indigenous and other communities by the police is hard to quantify. Some measure it by…

September 15, 2020