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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
USA Today - Former attorneys general: Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19 »
Virtually overnight, COVID-19 laid bare our nation’s alarming vulnerability to a large-scale public health emergency, caus...
Thursday, October 1, 2020
National Commission Issues Recommendations to Contain Coronavirus, Improve Justice System Readiness »
Led by Former U.S. AGs Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales, Diverse Panel Urges Leaders to Take More Aggressive Measures to...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Crime Report: NY Bail Reform Called ‘Most Dramatic’ in Nation »
After someone is arrested, wrongfully or not, they face the same pretrial system as everyone else. However, not everyone...
Monday, September 14, 2020
NBC News: Government corruption and negligence drive most wrongful convictions, report finds »
In the hallway of a Chicago public housing complex in the summer of 2008, a young man came face to face with a police serg...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Washington Post: The great experiment »
As the pandemic spread in mid-March, psychologist Kristen Shockley got an email that would turn her life upside down: Her...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Bloomberg: Stop Blaming Police Protests for Gun Violence Spikes »
As shootings and homicides have taken a turn for the worse this year in several major U.S. cities, some are pinning the up...
Friday, September 4, 2020
Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s plague of gun violence continues »
Whatever measure one cares to use, the second week of September proved to be an especially murderous one for Baltimore. Th...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
NPR: Trump Talks Tough On Crime, But Federal Deployments Likely Won't Ease It »
President Trump is making crime a key issue in his reelection campaign, but criminologists worry he and the administration...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Attys General Lynch and Gonzales: The Hill - Why we are leading national efforts on coronavirus »
Across our country, the coronavirus adds pressure over those who live and work within our justice system. From our local j...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
CNN: Prison inmates are twice as likely to die of Covid-19 than those on the outside »
The Covid-19 infection and mortality rates are significantly higher in prisons than in the general population, though the...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The Hill: Why we are leading national efforts on coronavirus and criminal justice »
Across our country, the coronavirus adds pressure over those who live and work within our justice system. From our local j...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle: Death rate from COVID-19 in prisons twice rate of general population »
The death rate nationwide from COVID-19 is higher inside prison walls than outside and more than twice as high in Californ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The Hill: Dissecting physical versus social distancing »
As a doctor who has devoted my career to public health, I know the intended meaning of “social distancing” as a strategy t...
Monday, August 31, 2020
CNN: Fact-checking Biden's speech on Social Security, fracking and crime »
During a speech Monday billed as one focused on public safety and law enforcement, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bid...
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Vox: Trump claims crime is up in US cities. The truth is more complicated. »
President Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention have characterized America as lawless and chaotic, with crim...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Washington Post: Money to stop evictions could also help stop crime »
Republicans, including President Trump, have been sounding the alarm — often in hyperbolic terms — about an increase in cr...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
New York Times: What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Shootings? »
A little over a month ago, not very far from where I live, a small group of Brooklyn residents were enjoying a late-night...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Sacramento News & Review: COVID and crime »
America’s cities have been hammered by twin crises—first the COVID-19 pandemic and then the unrest over police violence....
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
CNN: Controversial Justice Department operation nets nearly 1,500 arrests »
A Justice Department policing program launched amid controversy last month has generated nearly 1,500 arrests and hundreds...
Monday, August 17, 2020
The Guardian: Homicides rise across US cities amid pandemic and economic crisis »
As the United States struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic and attendant economic disruption, another problem may...
Monday, August 17, 2020
NBC News: Coronavirus pandemic didn't curb fatal police shootings, ACLU report finds »
Fatal shootings by police officers did not appear to ease up even amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Blacks, Latinos and N...
Sunday, August 16, 2020
MSNBC AM Joy: Voter turnout, protecting elections discussed by former AG Lynch »
Voter turnout, protecting the 2020 elections, backlash against the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as its widespread...
Sunday, August 16, 2020
CNN: Violent crime rises during pandemic as confidence in police takes a hit »
As the body counts rise, American cities remain ground zero for a deadly new reality. And those charged with keepin...
Friday, August 7, 2020
Fox News »
As 9-year-old Janari Ricks was playing with friends in a courtyard on Chicago's South Side last week, gunshots rang out....
Thursday, August 6, 2020
US News and World Report: 4 Theories About Why Homicides Are Up in Cities »
After a period of decline, homicides and other violent crimes are now spiking in U.S. cities – and experts say that change...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The Atlantic: Trump After Portland »
Win or lose in November, Donald Trump is waging a “law and order” campaign that will leave a trail of wreckage likely to o...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
MSNBC Morning Joe: Fmr. U.S. AG's co-chair new COVID-19, criminal justice commission »
Former U.S. Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales are both co-chairs of the National Commission on COVID-19...
Monday, August 3, 2020
Vox: The murder spike in big US cities, explained »
As if a Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the headlines suggest America is in the middle of a new wave of hom...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
The National Review: COVID, Protests, and Crime »
A new report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice discusses the key trends. Among them are that p...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
New York Times: Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims »
As Yasmin Miller drove home from a laundromat in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood last weekend, a gunman in another car pe...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Eddie Bocanegra - Chicago Tribune: To stop the bloodshed, focus on Chicago’s hot spots »
My Fourth of July began with the kind of phone call I dread most. A young man in our violence reduction program had been k...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
PBS News Hour: What’s behind a recent surge in U.S. gun violence — and how to stop it »
This summer is shaping up to be a bloody one in many cities and neighborhoods. What’s behind the recent surge in gun viole...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wall Street Journal: Violent Crime Surges in Atlanta Amid Rising Unemployment, Tensions Over Police »
A recent wave of violent crime has roiled the city of Atlanta, amplifying tensions in a community still reeling from the c...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
TED: Thomas Abt - Why violence clusters in cities and how to reduce it »
Reducing violence in cities in the US isn't the impossible, intractable challenge many believe it to be, says crime resear...

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