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Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare Hurt My Family and Many Others

The stark reality of America’s mental health crisis never hits so hard as when it affects someone close to us.…

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The Disturbing Prevalence of NYPD Taser Use on Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Dwayne Jeune’s mom was looking for help when she called 911 in 2017. Her 32-year-old son, who had a history…

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Philadelphia Mayor’s Worrying Pick for New Police Commissioner

When Danielle Outlaw became Portland’s police chief in 2017, she was the first Black woman to hold the role. Yet…

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Congressional Fix Denies DC Voters Their Wish for Legal Cannabis Sales

This might not be the biggest news to come out of Washington, DC this week, but it has major significance…

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The Impact of Restored Voting Rights for 140,000 People With Convictions in Kentucky

On December 12, newly-elected Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) signed an executive order to restore voting rights to 140,000 people…

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Ten Ways States Can Advance Criminal Justice Reform in 2020

Next year will be a defining one for US politics. The presidential election will set the stage for the future…

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Finally: A Black-Owned, Equity-Program Cannabis Dispensary in San Francisco

For better or worse, San Francisco has been a leader among cities in many respects. Over the past several decades,…

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Political Rhetoric and Policing: Can We Break the Vicious Circle?

Our society’s emphasis on drug-law enforcement and the stigmatization and punishment of people who use drugs is driven in significant…

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The Ethical Quagmire of Conducting Drug Trials With Incarcerated People

Using human beings as “guinea pigs” for unethical experiments becomes so much easier when the subjects belong to marginalized and…

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San Diego Law Enforcement’s “Obscene” Targeting of POC With Mental Illness

The sheriff deputies of San Diego County and San Diego cops have disproportionately policed and used force against people of…

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