Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Largest sentence commutation in US history: Nearly 500 inmates walk free after Oklahoma voters...

“That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come.”
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Pushed out, attacked & criminalized: San Francisco’s unhoused people speak out amid housing crisis

While advocates push for more affordable housing solutions, instead city governments have been cracking down on unhoused people with increasingly punitive measures that criminalize homelessness.

Former police officer sentenced to prison for killing unarmed veteran

“He’s never taken responsibility for taking my son’s life. He’s never just said, ‘I’m sorry,’ for killing Tony.”
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“This is a win for our city”: Chicago teachers celebrate end of historic strike...

After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.

Correctional officers plead guilty to beating handcuffed inmate and attempted cover-up

“These defendants knowingly violated the constitutional rights of an inmate and then lied to cover it up, thereby abusing the powers that the public entrusted to them.”

These states are putting together Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task forces

“Today we start with the signing of what should have happened centuries ago.”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines Nordic environmental prize saying “the climate movement does not...

“I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize.”

Ex-cop sentenced after lying to FBI about bank robbery

A veteran Pittsburgh police officer who lied to the FBI about a bank robbery committed by his girlfriend’s son has been spared a federal prison sentence.

Demanding seat at the table, youth organizers announce new wave of climate strikes ahead...

“Young people are making it clear that we will support and vote for leaders who will listen to us because we will be here, striking, marching, rallying, and voting.”