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Kalief Browder documentary to focus on Juvenile Justice Reform

NEW YORK — Rap superstar Jay Z is helping shine a light on prison reform by co-producing an upcoming TV documentary about a young man who spent three years behind bars without trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. The rapper teamed up with Harvey Weinstein to produce the six-part “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” which […]

CONTRIBUTOR Dr. GS Potter Educator, Advocate and founder of the Strategic Institute of Intersectional Policy There is false information being fed to the public through national reporting networks such as FOX News and CNN that claims there is a War on Cops. It has been supposedly verified by the editorialized reporting produced by Heather MacDonald […]

Criminal Justice
Black Law Enforcement speaks on the Firing of Commissioner Kelly on People Before Politics Radio Show 

  BLEA NY Rep, Damon K. Jones speaks on the departure of Commissioner Kelly and a setback in progressive law enforcement policies. Our organization, Commissioner Kelly and the City Council were working on ground breaking city legislation for a Civilian Complaint Review Board with subpoena power, Fast Track Promotions for minority officers, and moving the police complaints forms […]

Criminal Justice
1.5 Million Missing Black Men

In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are […]

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Obama Calls for Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform

Obama’s remarks included a litany of daunting statistics: that America is home to 5% of world’s population but 25% of world’s prisons, that African Americans and Latinos make up 30% of the U.S. population, but 60% of American inmates. But Obama said he’s found hope in the fact that politicians on both sides of the […]

Criminal Justice
THE FAILED WAR ON DRUGS HAS SPAWNED THE NEW JIM CROW

There has been a resounding call to begin to rethink what has been labeled “The War on Drugs”. Notables like former President Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter have also criticized its effectiveness. The pro-reform Drug Policy Alliance estimates that when you combine state and local spending on everything from drug-related arrests to prison, the total […]

Criminal Justice
RACIAL GAP IN ARREST RATES HERE: NO SIMPLE EXPLANATION

Ferguson, Missouri, has become the flashpoint in the racially charged debate over the relationship between law enforcement and blacks, but a USA Today analysis found notably higher arrest rates among blacks in 1,581 other police agencies across the country. Twenty-two of those police departments are in the Lower Hudson Valley. “I’m not surprised,” said Damon […]

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