Intersections + Injustice

Charleston Prosecutors Treat Black and White Men Equally, Report Finds. Really?

How many former prosecutors does it take to give a white elected prosecutor in the Deep South a glowing reference…

October 15, 2021

Why Is California Failing Thousands of People With Cannabis Records?

Nearly five years after California voters legalized marijuana, potentially hundreds of thousands of residents still have publicly available cannabis-related criminal…

October 14, 2021

California Can Now Ban Police for Misconduct—But Will It Matter?

California can now permanently ban police officers from the profession if they commit serious misconduct. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) approved…

October 5, 2021

A Judge Jailed an Abuse Survivor Mid-Testimony—for Legal Marijuana Use

On September 7, a survivor of domestic violence in Virginia was testifying against the man accused of her abuse when…

October 1, 2021

House Votes to Equalize Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine

On September 28, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to make punishments for federal crack cocaine charges the…

September 30, 2021

What Not to Read Into the FBI’s Latest Murder Data

The FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report is severely limited. Although 85 percent of America’s 15,875 police agencies send their local…

September 29, 2021

National Expungement Week: Learn How to Clear Your Record (For Free)

September 26 through October 3 is National Expungement Week of Action and Awareness (NEW), and a series of in-person and…

September 28, 2021

De Blasio Rejects Decarceration as Human Rights Catastrophe Consumes Rikers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to pursue decarceration for the Rikers Island jail complex at a press…

September 16, 2021

How Overdose Surged for Black People as It Held Steady for Whites

As opioid-involved overdose fatalities were holding steady for most racial groups prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, new research details how…

September 15, 2021

Judge Rules in Favor of New York Prisoner Suing for Methadone Access

A District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction to ensure that a 35-year-old Watertown, New York, resident can continue…

September 13, 2021