Criminal Justice

You Can’t Reform the Criminal Justice System by Cutting Costs
May 18, 2015

Austerity-speak has dictated criminal justice reform, but it will take expensive commitments to effect real change. 

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Get Hired
May 13, 2015

The "Ban the Box" movement is about humanizing people with criminal records. 

What Is David Brooks's Purpose?
May 07, 2015

The Times columnist says moral debate is dying. He must not be paying attention to #BlackLivesMatter.

The Luxury of Hope
May 05, 2015

What the Baltimore prosecutor's charges in the Freddie Gray case mean to native residents.

"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
May 03, 2015

Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?

Baltimore's Prosecutor Gets It
May 01, 2015

The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse.

"They Can’t Lock Everybody Up"
April 29, 2015

Counting down to curfew with Freddie Gray's neighbors in Baltimore.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Is Putting Everyone Through Hell
April 27, 2015

We shouldn't have to relive terrorist acts in such graphic detail to determine their punishment.

The Supreme Court Just Checked Cops' Power to Extend Traffic Stops
April 22, 2015

In post-Ferguson America, there’s just no other section of the Constitution that matters more than the Fourth Amendment.

U.S. Prosecutors Have Risked a Show Trial for the Chance to Execute Dzhokar Tsarnaev
April 08, 2015

Was putting Boston through this trial worth it, when the defense would have agreed to a life sentence?