Measures for Justice: “Let the Conversation Begin”

There is rampant injustice hidden in plain sight in our criminal justice system. The news occasionally highlights certain criminal justice patterns for us – police shootings in Chicago, a debtor’s prison system in Ferguson, Missouri, scores of wrongful convictions in Texas. But our information is always limited to high-profile, newsworthy trends because there are virtually… Read More

The End of Police Accountability

Not to be alarmist, but 21 Republican members of Congress have introduced identical bills in the House and Senate that would end important civil rights protections and dramatically change the landscape of this area of the law. With Republicans controlling all branches of the federal government, this destructive bill has a very strong chance of… Read More

Sessions’ Mass Incarceration Revival

Our country is returning to past failed policies that ruined families and whole communities while financially enriching a small group of investors in misery—the prison industry. It does not have to be this way. Remember when Attorney General Eric Holder, during the Obama administration, acknowledged our country’s mass incarceration policy as the actual destructive problem that… Read More

Moms, Bail, and Jail

As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s remember all of the moms behind bars and all of the children who can’t be with their mothers due to our country’s mass incarceration problem and dysfunctional bail system. Women are the fastest growing population in prison, far outstripping men in the rate of increasing imprisonment. There are currently more… Read More

Border Patrol Whistleblowers?

The United States government has increasingly militarized our borders and normalized treating immigrants in ways that are disturbing, abusive, and violent. And history suggests that with the Trump administration’s plan to quickly hire thousands more border patrol agents, these problems will only worsen. Loevy & Loevy has a cadre of passionate lawyers who aggressively challenge these… Read More

Forensic Science Without the Science

The Trump administration’s war on science continues, and its latest move will cause more wrongful convictions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that he will dissolve the National Commission on Forensic Science, the non-partisan organization tasked improving the reliability and accuracy of scientific evidence used in criminal cases. Sessions seeks to keep forensic testing under… Read More

Stripping Ayala of Power

With our government thwarting the will of the voters at every turn, we should all be alarmed by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s unprecedented use of executive power to strip a duly elected State’s Attorney of her authority. Aramis Ayala is Florida’s first black elected prosecutor and one of only a handful of female and/or black… Read More

Innocent Cousins Sue Corrupt Police Who Framed Them for Murder

Bell County woman and man framed for murder and locked up for years in a death penalty case, only to have charges dismissed LEXINGTON, KY – Cousins Amanda Hoskins and Jonathan Taylor today sued police officers working for the Kentucky State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and Barbourville Police Department in federal court for framing… Read More

Wrongful Conviction Roundup – Q1 2017

Each quarter, we think it’s important to remind people that the criminal justice system is fallible, and that thousands of innocent people are swept into it based on human error or misconduct. This quarter’s wrongful conviction roundup focuses on people who were victimized by law enforcement officers’ intentional bad acts. What makes police fficers distort… Read More