Senator Ted Cruz, whose higher political ambitions were dashed by Donald Trump in 2016, is apparently happy to work with the man who once called his wife ugly if it means helping out his own horrible friends.
The ACLU of North Carolina, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have slapped the state of North Carolina with a federal lawsuit over the state’s practice of suspending drivers’ licenses over unpaid tickets.
Here’s a shocker: a new study has found that, on average, federal judges appointed by Republican presidents impose tougher sentences on black defendants than federal judges who were appointed under Democratic presidents. It also found that Democrats impose tougher sentences on women.
Here is a tweet from the official account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of the major unions representing members of the New York City Police Department:
Did you know that poor people who receive healthcare through Medicaid routinely get stripped of their coverage if they end up in jail—even if they haven’t been convicted of a crime? Neither did I, until this morning.
Last week, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced his office would no longer pursue charges for marijuana possession, and dropped charges for 51 people en masse.
Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durban have been trying for years to pass a criminal justice reform bill that would, among other things, axe the three-strike penalty, reduce mandatory minimum sentences, and introduce programs meant to rehabilitate prisoners. It has never gone anywhere.
The Washington State Senate voted on Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, The News Tribune reported, in a 26-22 vote that included five Republican members of the chamber. If the measure passes the House and is signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee, it would replace the death penalty with a life prison sentence…
An agent with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has been arrested and charged after a Wichita, KS, news anchor reported him to police for sending her sensitive and sexually inappropriate text messages.
Nearly 50 county sheriffs across Alabama were sued for public records documenting the extent to which they’ve personally profited off an antiquated state law that allows them to keep any money left over from purchasing food for inmates in their jails.
The Rising Sun Energy Center in Berkeley, CA, is helping low-income adults, including many women, learn how to build green homes—and rebuild their lives.
Black people arrested for a crime are twice as likely to spend time in jail before they go to trial than white people, in part because they often face higher bail fees than their white counterparts.
Six former clerks and junior staffers have come forward to accuse influential U.S. 9th Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski, a former chief judge, of sexual harassment. Two of the women said Kozinski, who continues to serve on the court, asked them to view porn in his chambers, according to an investigation by The…
A judge in Clark County, NV, has been busted for using the prospect of probation to suggest that a convicted felon vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
The U.S. prison system today is not about detaining a small group of dangerous individuals. Over the past 30 years, we have grown addicted to incarceration, relying on it as the solution to all of our social problems.
Shannon Kepler, a former Tulsa, OK, police officer, was convicted late Wednesday in the shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend Jeremey Lake.
“Cops have a very hard job to do and [they] get a bad rap, but also...they’re doing very bad things on a daily basis,” says Peter Nicks, a black filmmaker who embedded with Oakland police for two years to produce a documentary called The Force, which premieres Friday.