Criminal Justice Reform
Elliott Earl Williams' tragic death in an Oklahoma jail cell represents a damning indictment of the criminal justice system's treatment of not just Black men, but the mentally ill and U.S. veterans.
Keith Lamont Scott was shot in the back, the abdomen and the wrist by officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.
"For too long policy makers have chosen to play politics with prime-policy by enacting so-called tough on crime slogans and soundbites." – Congressman Bobby Scott
The bill will be introduced to the Senate and if it passes, will be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Davontae Sanford, 23, who served close to nine years in prison for a quadruple homicide, left prison in Ionia, Michigan, Wednesday.
Forty-one-year-old Aitabdel Salem, a native of Algeria, spent five months on New York's Rikers Island because, uhm, officials failed to tell him that bail was set at $2.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Plans To Renovate Rikers Island
Left To Die Without Water In Oklahoma Jail, Black Mentally Ill U.S. Veteran’s Family Will Finally Get Their Day In Court
WATCH: President Obama’s Most Impressive Policy Wins
Police Fatally Shot Keith Lamont Scott In The Back, Abdomen, & Wrist, Autopsy Shows