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Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Rapidly Backpedals on Radical Reforms

Alvin Bragg, a former state and federal prosecutor, won the competitive 2021 Manhattan district attorney race by running as something…

January 24, 2022

Doubling Down on Fentanyl Myths, West Virginia Bill Would Punish “Exposing” Cops

On January 18, West Virginia legislators advanced a bill that would make “exposing” law enforcement officers to illicit fentanyl punishable…

January 20, 2022

SF Mayor London Breed Plans More Drug Arrests to “Take Back Our Tenderloin”

Declaring that “We need to take back our Tenderloin,” a hip, mixed-income neighborhood in San Francisco with a large unhoused…

December 20, 2021

The NYPD Operates With Near-Impunity, Finds NYCLU Report

The New York City Police Department ignored the disciplinary recommendations of its oversight board in more than two-thirds of substantiated…

December 14, 2021

After GOP Sweep, Virginia’s AG-Elect Takes Aim at Reform Prosecutors

The impact of the Republican sweep in Virginia on November 2 won’t be limited to Glenn Youngkin’s winning his dog-whistle…

November 8, 2021

A Bad Election Night for Bids to Transform Criminal-Legal Systems

The future of criminal justice was on the ballot across the United States on November 2. The theme ran through…

November 3, 2021

Experts Dismiss “Gimmick” of UK Cops’ Anti-Cocaine Spray

Police in the UK have come up with a new way of trying to deter the increasing number of people…

October 25, 2021

“Why Is Our Costly Global Drug War Failing?” Senators Ask State Department

Top Democratic senators filed a new spending bill report that calls out the federal government over the failures of the…

October 22, 2021

We Social Workers Should Remember Our Values and Stop Policing

In response to the murders of Black people by police, we have seen sweeping calls for systemic change. Chants heard…

October 19, 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