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Criminal Justice System

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NBC News

Ironically, the video that police shot of the scene is what eventually cleared White of all charges. “I think that whoever was higher up looked at the police reports and then looked at the video and said, these two things don’t go together.

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Lew Rockwell blog

In a nation that incarcerates more people than any other, New York City hopes to jail a hefty proportion of its residents, too. The City now boasts more than a million "open bench warrants" for such heinous "crimes" as "drinking a can of beer

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor scolded a federal prosecutor for a racist comment he made during a drug trial. While questioning the defendant, the prosecutor asked, "You've got African-Americans, you've got Hispanics, you've got

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Washington Post

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of American prison inmates are kept in protracted solitary confinement that arguably constitutes torture and probably violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition of “cruel and unusual punishments.”