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Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past

Oakland native and Berkley professor Brandi Thompson Summers tackles the contradictions wrapped up in Harris’ nomination. The post Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past…

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Posted in #Politics #TheRealNews black lives matters Donald Trump election Joe Biden Kamala Harris mass incarceration progressives Sunrise Movement

Progressives’ problems with Kamala Harris

Liberals praised Harris, Republicans attacked her as a “radical leftist,” but progressives say the selection underscores the need for sustained grassroots pressure. The post Progressives’…

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Posted in #TheRealNews budget cuts Governor Newsom juvenile prisons LA County mass incarceration prisons

LA County Closing Three Juvenile Prisons, Perhaps Setting a Precedent

Kim McGill talks about the impact of closing three youth prisons in California, the history of mass incarceration in LA County, and the vision for…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews COVID-19 first amendment mass incarceration minor arrests pandemic police accountability police brutality police misconduct stephen janis Taya Graham

What the Coughing Cop Says About American Policing

A cop caught coughing on residents and video of a man arrested and incarcerated for running a red light illustrates how America policing has evolved…

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Posted in #Crime #TheRealNews 2020 book Branko Marcetic busing civil rights Criminal justice Democratic Party election environmental policy Joe Biden mass incarceration yesterday's man

Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Sorry Record On Civil Rights

Branko Marcetic’s book “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden” discusses Joe Biden’s civil rights and environmental record. The post Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Sorry Record…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Healthcare #Lockdown #TheRealNews black men COVID-19 jail Jaisal Noor Johns Hopkins Larry Hogan mass incarceration pandemic prisons release shelter in place social distancing

Nation’s Leader In Jailing Young Black Men Isn’t Protecting Them From COVID-19

Gov. Larry Hogan has earned praise for his response to COVID-19. But Maryland leads the nation in jailing young Black men, and advocates say he’s…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews Corrections COVID-19 Eddie Conway Federal Bureau of Prisons Justice Policy Institute Maryland Department of Public Safety mass incarceration Rikers Island

The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe

As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails. The post The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping…

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Posted in #Racism #TheRealNews Atlanta City Detention Center Baltimore City Detention Center criminal justice system Eddie Conway humane prisons Kiesha Bottoms LA Men's Central Jail Larry Hogan los angeles mass incarceration Michel Foucault Michelle Alexander prison abolition prison reform prison-industrial complex Rikers Island slavery the new jim crow The Real News Network

Thinking Outside the Box: Do More Humane Prisons Exist?

Two experts discuss how we can end  mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes. The post Thinking Outside the Box: Do More…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Inmate Abuse jail mass incarceration prison-industrial complex Shali Tilson

They Killed a Man in Prison. This Is How They Covered it Up

New documents reveal how prison authorities tried to cover up the death of a man who died of dehydration in a jail cell. The post…

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Posted in #Police #TheRealNews Corrections jails mass incarceration police brutality prisons The Police Accountability Report

The Inside Story of an Elite Law Enforcement Unit Which Ran a Criminal Gang Inside a US Jail

The police accountability report talks to a first-hand witness to the alleged crimes of a group of corrections officers charged with brutalizing inmates as part…

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Posted in #TheRealNews AECOM Bill de Blasio Corey Johnson Eddie Conway Farah Louis Ford Foundation mass incarceration MOMA No New Jails NYC prison-industrial complex Rikers Island Jail

Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?

Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Bill de Blasio Eddie Conway jails mass incarceration No New Jails NYC NYC Council prison abolition prison-industrial complex Rikers

NYC Council Votes to Build More Jails, Continue Mass Incarceration

Eddie Conway speaks with No New Jails organizer Pilar Maschi ahead of the NYC Council jail vote about what grassroots activists can do to continue…

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Posted in #TheRealNews ankle monitor Baltimore Eddie Conway electronic monitoring Maryland Court of Appeals mass incarceration pretrial detention prison-industrial complex

Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say…

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2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Takes on Police Reform, Shows Divide on Criminal Justice (2/4)

Julian Castro demands police accountability for first time in a presidential debate while candidates attack each other over their mass incarceration policies. With Kimberly Moffit,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Criminal justice Jacqueline Luqman Joe Biden Kamau Franklin mass incarceration

Biden’s Criminal Justice Plan: Too Little Too Late? (2/2)

Joe Biden’s Criminal Justice plan is a band aid on an open wound he helped inflict, particularly on poor Black and brown communities. Kamau Franklin…

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Community-Driven Solutions Are Key to the Bay Area’s Declining Gun Violence

What lessons can Baltimore learn from the Bay Area’s success in reducing homicides? We speak to two Oakland-based experts ahead of our June 18th town…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore baltimore city harbor larry smith mass incarceration policing racial wealth gap youth

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people The…

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Posted in #Democrats #Education #TheRealNews 2020 bernie sanders black women civil rights movement Crime Bill Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden mass incarceration progressives segregation student loan debt

Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote

What do top Democratic candidates Sanders, Warren, and Biden offer black voters in 2020? The post Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote appeared first on…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore eric garner Jaisal Noor maryland mass incarceration Menthol menthol cigarettes Neill Franklin stop and frisk war on drugs

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

Retired Police Commander Neill Franklin and harm reduction specialist Ricky Morris say city bans on menthol cigarettes could lead to further criminalization of communities of…

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