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New Report Shows Huge Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund The American Civil Liberties Union recently published “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” It is the first report that analyzes The War on Marijuana at … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Interviews Director of ‘The House I Live In’ and Talks about Devastating Consequences of the ‘War on Drugs’

Director Eugene Jarecki’s new film, The House I Live In, looks at the extreme human and financial costs of the so the called War on Drugs that has ruined millions of lives and led to the mass incarceration of millions of … Continue reading

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Michelle Alexander Talks Ending the War on Drugs on the Colbert Report

Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander was on the Colbert Report last night to talk about her book, “The New Jim Crow.” Continue reading

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NYPD Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man, ctd

Video of the NYPD trying to break into Ramarley Graham’s home. Continue reading

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NYPD Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man

Responding to report that NYPD have shot and killed 3 suspects in a week. Continue reading

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Thousands in Prison for Crack Offenses Could Have Harsh Sentences Reduced

As many as 12,000 people currently incarcerated for crack offenses could see their sentences reduced due to the U.S. Sentencing Commission unanimously deciding to apply more lenient federal sentencing guidelines retroactively.  Changes to the guidelines were prompted by the passage … Continue reading

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A Critique Out of Love for Netroots Nation

But there were two significant topics that the were overlooked this year that strike me as a real serious missed opportunity – redistricting and the prison industrial complex. Continue reading

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