Policy Round Up: Death Penalty

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Senator Joel Anderson’s new bill hopes to revitalize the death penalty in California. One of the most controversial aspects of the bill is the proposal for gas chambers to be included in their death penalty system. This will allow California to be the only place globally to use suffocation as a form of criminal punishment.

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The Dreamer’s Vanishing Army

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Martin Luther King, Jr., the drum major for justice, might have some difficulty today raising an army of soldiers for justice! The time for marching is not over as civil rights struggles continue. Witness the pandemic levels of mass incarceration. In many cities the young men, the men who used to march in an earlier […]

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Policy Round Up: Gun Control

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The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., brought the nation together in grief. Like all-too-many similar occurrences in this nation’s history, it has also reignited a debate on gun control laws. Here is a round up of what experts of color are saying about gun violence and how what happened in Newtown […]

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PolicyTalk: Dr. Charles Ogletree on Racial Profiling and Crime in America

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Dr. Charles Ogletreee talks about his new book, ” Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr” and how the criminal justice system unfairly discriminates not only against African Americans and Latinos, but also Muslims and other people of color.  He also addresses how some current laws are actually promoting racial profiling in […]

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