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Task Force on Chicago PD Reforms Highlights Race Problems

By Dan Cho Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing Editor, Vol. 22 Last December, after the release of a dash cam video showing Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, shooting Laquan MacDonald, an unarmed black teenager and in the midst … Continue reading

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Announcing the Vol. 21 Symposium: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN POOR

We are thrilled to announce a very special MJR&L Symposium, coming in 2016: Innocent Until Proven Poor: Fighting the Criminalization of Poverty. The Volume 21 Executive Editorial Board is hard at work behind the scenes to bring you a rich, … Continue reading

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Driving while black: Carolina city crafts racial awareness police policy

By Luis E. Gomez, Associate Editor Vol. 20 The protests in Ferguson have prompted a national debate about race and the militarization of local police forces.  In Durham, North Carolina, racial profiling has played a major role in the city’s … Continue reading

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Missouri Governor May Call National Guard Back to Ferguson

By Lauren Tortorella, Associate Editor Vol. 20 As Ferguson, and the world, awaits the grand jury’s decision on whether or not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is considering calling up … Continue reading

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Reformed gangsters lead new NYC anti-violence initiative

In August of 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to create the Gun Violence Crisis Management System, which will provide nearly $12.7 million to neighborhood-based anti-violence organizations. One such group, called Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Change … Continue reading

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