Attorney General William Barr condemned by 39 prosecutors for ‘dangerous and failed’ approach to criminal justice – The Washington Post

“We know policies based on fear don’t work; they simply deepen divides and promote a false narrative,” 41 elected prosecutors wrote in a joint statement.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/02/13/attorney-general-barr-prosecutors/

Report finds Tens of Thousands of New Yorkers Jailed Because of Unaffordable Bail | New York Civil Liberties Union

NEW YORK – The New York Civil Liberties Union released a report today on five years of bail data in eight small, medium and large upstate New York counties, which found tens of thousands of New Yorkers spent time in jail before trial because they could not make bail. The report, Presumed Innocent for a Price, draws from 2010-2014 data obtained through public records requests
— Read on www.nyclu.org/en/press-releases/report-finds-tens-thousands-new-yorkers-jailed-because-unaffordable-bail

Newly Elected SF DA Boudin Withdraws Charges Against Cop Attack Suspect – NBC Bay Area

Charges dropped against the man who attacked police with a glass bottle. WOW?!

San Francisco’s new district attorney Chesa Boudin has withdrawn charges against a man accused of attacking two police officers in the Mission District in December, a move that has drawn harsh criticism from the head of the police union.
— Read on www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/san-francisco/newly-elected-sf-da-boudin-withdraws-charges-against-cop-attack-suspect/2220998/