Doubling Down on Injustice in Schools

The United States leads the developed world in mass shootings and firearms related deaths. Our policies are not working. Unfortunately, the solutions offered by many are just more of the same misguided policies that brought us to this violent situation. Many of the proposals seek to criminalize and weaponize our schools so that they are… Read More

High-Ranking Torture Cop Proteges Sued in Sign that Chicago is Not Over the Burge Era

“Burge 2.0” Cops Responsible for Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment CHICAGO – Feb. 8, 2018 – After losing nearly half of his life to prison due to a frame-up by high-ranking Chicago police officers and others, today Nevest Coleman today sued the City of Chicago, several officers and Cook County State’s Attorney’s officials for his 23… Read More

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned 30 Years Sues Cops & FBI Agents Who Framed Him

Jailed at age 17, George Perrot is one of the longest-imprisoned, wrongfully convicted people in nation’s history January 25, 2018 – Boston, MA – Attorneys for George Perrot, who suffered one of the longest wrongful imprisonments in the nation’s history, today sued the City of Springfield, MA, an assistant district attorney, and numerous Springfield police… Read More

The Women #MeToo Leaves Behind

The #MeToo movement has captured many people’s attention and sparked conversations about the important issues of stopping sexual harassment and equalizing pay for women. But there are huge sectors of women in our society who lack the #MeToo movement’s power and resources to fight back. Some of these women are shut out of the work… Read More

Criminalizing the Opposition to Police Shootings

In a disturbing, anti-democratic combination, the federal government is simultaneously trying to bury the number of police shootings happening around the country while criminalizing opposition to this violence. How have we reached a point where the government so blatantly flouts democratic norms? The Guardian reports that the government’s “effort” to document police shootings of civilians… Read More

A Price Tag for Voting Rights

Much of our country’s political upheaval is based on an often correct belief that our government fails to work for anyone but the rich and powerful. The criminal justice system is part of that problem. It has found many ways to criminalize the lack of wealth or a six figure income—from local police smacking people with hefty… Read More

The Injustice of the Arpaio Pardon

Every quarter, we offer a wrongful conviction roundup, recounting a sample of hard fought exonerations over the past three months. Typically, the post is a celebration of the quarter’s newly innocent and a description of their challenging journeys to exoneration. This quarter, however, with a Department of Justice that is anti-justice and an administration that steadily assaults civil… Read More

Unequal Justice

Our system of unequal justice was on further display last week in St. Louis, where police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley was accused of chasing Mr. Smith for three miles, shooting him without provocation, and then planting a gun in Mr. Smith’s car. A recording device inside… Read More