Category: Criminal Justice

can Black Lives Matter achieve its goals?

This is a fascinating essay from Cedric Johnson examining the history of the Black Panthers and comparing its political activism to the Black Lives Matter movement: The racial justice frame simply does not adequately explain the current crisis of police...

/ March 7, 2018

how deep does the rot run?

This article from the Baltimore Sun summarizes some of the most shocking instances of corruption and violence from the trial of some Gun Trace Task Force members, including: » Ward said Jenkins also believed males over the age of 18 carrying...

/ March 1, 2018

How the plea deal sausage gets made

Justin Fenton has a great story from a few months ago exploring how plea deals happen in Baltimore City: Ninety-three percent of felony convictions in Baltimore are the result of plea deals — and some three-quarters of them are taken...

/ February 1, 2018