This is an interesting Podcast. A littleLeft leaning.
Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken?
University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it.
Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station.
— Read on criminalinjustice.libsyn.com/
A documentary on race in America by the award-winning writer and filmmaker,
— Read on whatkilledmichaelbrown.com/
We accept uncritically the “recidivist premium,” which is the notion that habitual offenders are particularly blameworthy and should be punished harshly. In th
— Read on papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm
Through a loophole in the 13th Amendment, governments and corporations profit from cheap, incarcerated labor.
— Read on theappeal.org/13th-amendment-abolish-slavery/
The murder of George Floyd, a Black American man suffocated under the knee
of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked national as well as
international protests against police brutality and the unequal treatment
Black lives. Soon after, Breonna Taylor, a Black 26-year-old essential
worker, was murdered by police in her own home in the middle of the night.
— Read on www.theiwi.org/gpr-reports/over-policing-in-the-black-community
Nearly six in 10 Americans say “major changes” are needed to make policing better. Almost all Americans support making officers more accountable, while few support abolishing the police altogether.
— Read on news.gallup.com/poll/315962/americans-say-policing-needs-major-changes.aspx
Research has shown only that police can be sufficient, not that they are necessary.
— Read on theappeal.org/policing-studies/