The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were … [Read More...]

Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here: If Only Pot Farmers Were Onboard

From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on … [Read More...]

Can Alternatives to Money Bail Work?

A New York City experiment suggests that bail methods which do not require paying large sums of money are a viable alternative to a system that is often skewed against the poor. A report released … [Read More...]

The Taxpayers and Michelle Jones

How her prison education saved us a million bucks The story we told this week of Michelle Jones, who was imprisoned for killing her son and remade herself into a nationally respected scholar of … [Read More...]

Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration

African Americans 5X More Likely than Whites to be Held Black youth were more than five times as likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth, according to data from the Department of … [Read More...]

When Cops Commit Crimes

Inside the first database that tracks America’s criminal cops Twelve years ago, a criminal justice master’s student named Philip Stinson got into an argument with his grad school classmates about how … [Read More...]

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