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For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 11:33AM

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Topics: Economy, /NOW

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State's Drug Arrest Rate?

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State’s Drug Arrest Rate?

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 2:23PM

Today the ACLU launched The Uncovery for folks to track exactly that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Congressman’s Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Drug War, Economy, /NOW, Politics

Holder, Unbothered by Impeachment Calls, Announces Millions for Helping Ex-Drug Offenders

Holder, Unbothered by Impeachment Calls, Announces Millions for Helping Ex-Drug Offenders

by Brentin Mock on November 18 2013, 2:56PM

Holder brushes off calls for his impeachment to explain how he’s been helping reduce recidivism.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 1:17PM

Congress is currently considering legislation that would expand protections for states seeking to decriminalize marijuana.

Topics: /NOW

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

J. Cole Wants You to Reconsider the War on Drugs

J. Cole Wants You to Reconsider the War on Drugs

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 2:36PM

The rapper dedicated his new song and video to Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Holder: 'We Can't Incarcerate Our Way to Becoming a Safer Nation'

Holder: ‘We Can’t Incarcerate Our Way to Becoming a Safer Nation’

by Brentin Mock on August 12 2013, 9:33AM

Holder will seek ways to reduce sentences for nonviolent, non-gang affiliated drug dealers.

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

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

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

by Akiba Solomon on July 27 2012, 9:49AM

This week’s International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation’s capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here’s hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Obama’s 2010 Drug Policy Tokes, but Doesn’t Inhale Reform

by Kai Wright on May 11 2010, 11:18AM

President Obama’s strategy for combatting drug use and trade is out, and it’s getting a welcome, if cautious, reception from reformers. As AlterNet’s Phillip Smith wrote yesterday, “While still heavy on the law enforcement side, the first Obama national drug…

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Daryl Gates: The Thin Blue Line Between Personal and Structural Racism

by Channing Kennedy on April 16 2010, 3:31PM

From the LA Times today: Daryl F. Gates, the rookie cop who rose from driver for a legendary chief to become chief himself, leading the Los Angeles Police Department during a turbulent 14-year period that found him struggling to keep…

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