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Beyond Propaganda: What Would Legalizing Marijuana Look Like in California?

Fear of the unknown and fear of change are often barriers to policy change, even when science diffuses many of the concerns. Not knowing what a change in policy “looks” like can spawn assumptions … [Read More...]

Conservatives Criminal Justice Reform

Why Conservatives Suddenly Champion Criminal Justice Reform

View image | gettyimages.com For decades, conservatives enthusiastically backed ballooning prison budgets as an exception to their opposition to big-government big spending. Why, then, would … [Read More...]

For years we have continued to see the Governor prioritize prison expansion instead of the smart sentencing reform that voters have supported time and time again.

CURB Responds to Governor’s Aggressive Prison Construction Budget

View image | gettyimages.comThe Corrections Budget continues to account for a total of $12.656 billion with plans to move forward with “aggressive” prison construction of 3,682 new beds at Donovan and … [Read More...]

Reinventing American Policing

Reinventing American Policing

View image | gettyimages.com This is a tumultuous time for policing in the United States. Deadly use of force by the police in Ferguson, MO,  New York City, North Charleston, South Carolina, and … [Read More...]

Police Using Force

Long Taught to Use Force, Police Warily Learn to De-escalate

Officer Corey Papinsky was recently showing a group of Seattle police officers how to reduce the chance of using force against a citizen during a suddenly antagonistic encounter. Approaching a … [Read More...]

Charleston Killings

Charleston Killings: Unforgiven

View image | gettyimages.com It's me, it's me, it's me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer." - Old-time gospel song "Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever … [Read More...]

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