Kali Holloway

kali hollowayKali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.
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Computer Programs Are Deciding How Long People Spend in Jail

The United States jails more of its citizens, by percentage and in raw numbers, than any other country on earth, including those we label dictatorships and criticize as human rights violators. Judge, jury and parole board verdicts are influenced by everything from lived experience to momentary mood to how recently participants have had a food break. Studies consistently show that being black counts against defendants,resulting in far longer, harsher penalties than white offenders get for the … [Read more...]

Police Shoot a Lot More People Than Previously Known

A new investigation reveals that the number of people being shot—and shot at—by police is troubling. n major metropolitan areas around the country over the last half-decade, police have shot—and shot at—people in numbers dramatically higher than previous tallies suggest. A new Vice News investigation finds that between 2010-2016, cops in the 50 largest police departments in the country shot more than 3,630 people, nearly double some previous estimates. Of the 4,381 people cops fired upon in … [Read more...]