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Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 12:13PM

But is it really retroactive?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Correctional Officers Don't Like Mandatory Minimums, Either

Correctional Officers Don’t Like Mandatory Minimums, Either

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2013, 4:52PM

There’s a growing—and surprising—call to reform mandatory sentencing minimums.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

AG Holder Hints at Major Drug Sentencing Reforms Coming

AG Holder Hints at Major Drug Sentencing Reforms Coming

by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 11:40AM

Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing the curtains on the War on Drugs

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, /NOW

Frank Ocean, Pot Possession, Black Men and the War on Drugs

Frank Ocean, Pot Possession, Black Men and the War on Drugs

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 4:39PM

R&B star Frank Ocean was stopped by California Highway Patrol on New Year’s Eve after officers observed his black BMW speeding on U.S. Highway 395.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

DEA Agent Says He Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas

DEA Agent Says He Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 1:42PM

Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Blacks Three Times More Likely to be Arrested Than Whites

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 2:25PM

The most vulnerable members of our society are also the targets of a prison industrial complex out of control and getting bigger every day.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

California Senate Votes Against Lowering Penalties for Drug Possession

California Senate Votes Against Lowering Penalties for Drug Possession

by Jorge Rivas on June 1 2012, 12:03PM

The California Senate Thursday defeated a bill that would downgrade from a felony to a misdemeanor charges for simple possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

UC San Diego Student Forgotten After 4/20 Raid, Forced to Drink Urine

UC San Diego Student Forgotten After 4/20 Raid, Forced to Drink Urine

by Jamilah King on May 2 2012, 11:29AM

Daniel Chong is a 24-year-old engineering student at the University of San Diego. He was arrested during a 4/20 campus raid, in which DEA agents confiscated marijuana, mushrooms, and thousands of ecstasy pills along with weapons and ammo. Chong admitted…

Topics: /NOW

Utica, NY Cops’ Dash Camera Caught Them Allegedly Planting Evidence in Driver’s Car

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 2:32PM

Video of a Utica police officer allegedly planting evidence in a black driver’s car has sparked a number of similar reports from the city’s black residents.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama Commutes 22-Year Sentence for Crack Cocaine Conviction

Obama Commutes 22-Year Sentence for Crack Cocaine Conviction

by Jorge Rivas on November 23 2011, 3:10PM

Eugenia Marie Jennings was convicted in 2001 of possession with intent to distribute. She was only 23 years old.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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