This is an interesting article on oversight of misdemeanor arrests.
Misdemeanor cases affect far more people than felony cases, outnumbering felony cases by more than three to one. Yet very little empirical information exists on many aspects of misdemeanor prosecutions. This Article provides the first quantitative look at appellate review in misdemeanor cases, nationwide. It uses data drawn from a random sample of direct criminal appeals decided by every state appellate court in the nation, unpublished aggregate data on misdemeanor trial court cases provided by the Court Statistics Project, and published state court statistics.
King, Nancy J. and Heise, Michael, Misdemeanor Appeals (February 15, 2019). Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3351217
What Happened to Rachel Gray 5 part series.
Death sentence A 4-year-old girl was killed in Tucson. Before the medical examiner had even determined a cause of death, Barry Jones became the sole suspect.
— Read on theintercept.com/2017/10/23/barry-jones-arizona-death-row-rachel-gray/
This is a 1992 report when Mr. Barr was Attorney General. www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/139583NCJRS.pdf
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police’s 64th National Biennial Conference | OPA | Department of Justice
— Read on www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-remarks-grand-lodge-fraternal-order-polices-64th
Brown’s death made America more aware of police violence. But police reform is still a work in progress.
— Read on www.vox.com/identities/2019/8/9/20798921/michael-brown-ferguson-uprising-police-violence-reform
One day, one city, no relief: To capture San Francisco’s homeless crisis, we sent dozens of journalists onto the streets for 24 hours straight. Here’s what they found.
— Read on projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/24-hours-homelessness/
This is an interesting article to outline how the events in Ferguson unfolded.
The killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer on a Ferguson street was the spark that ignited years of frustration, distrust and anger. Protests, fueled by social media, spread; new issues emerged. Here, from the epicenter, is the story of Ferguson.
— Read on graphics.stltoday.com/ferguson/
Ferguson diagnosed a national illness. But five years later, it hasn’t been cured.