As voters begin to realize that prosecutors in the world's most incarcerated nation may not be the best people to run the government, the era of the prosecutor politician could be on its way out.
Chase Madar Jun 19, 2018
Alice Marie Johnson is free. Now it’s time to free thousands more prisoners with unjustly long sentences.
Kim Kardashian's successful campaign to free a 63-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence in a drug case is a reminder that we need to go big on clemency. A 52-year-old grandfather named Euka Wadlington, also doing life in a drug case, would be a great place to start.
Shaun King Jun 15, 2018
Will a $1 Million Grant To Fight Sexual Assault Change A DA’s Office Known for Jailing Rape Victims?
The DOJ just gave $1 million to the New Orleans DA for rape kit testing, but advocates question whether real change can come to an office fighting allegations that it threatens, intimidates and jails rape and domestic violence victims.
Meaghan Ybos Jun 11, 2018
Walliris Velez thought the worst was behind her after she was slashed in a subway car, but then came an arrest and an attempted murder charge by the Bronx DA.
Exclusive: Leaked Police Interview Reveals Key Evidence That a Bronx Judge Has Barred in Upcoming Murder Trial
Brian Solano spent over two years on Rikers Island before a potentially exonerating NYPD video interview was disclosed to his defense attorney. But that video is now being excluded from his June trial.
But the witness may have flipped again, leaving the future of the conviction up in the air.
For those of us who believe our “justice” system must be transformed, moments such as this one are a test of conviction.
This case was always about race,” defense attorney said.
Larry Hannan Nov 08, 2017
A movement to oust Cyrus Vance gains steam.
Oct 19, 2017
The decision was unanimous.
Carimah Townes Sep 21, 2017
Who is she accountable to?
Police say the tool is outdated.
Carimah Townes Sep 12, 2017
“I was your worst nightmare.”
Sep 11, 2017
There are approximately 22,000 intravenous drug users in the city.
Carimah Townes Sep 08, 2017
A district attorney wants to solve crime by breaking up families.
Carimah Townes Sep 06, 2017
The price of shoplifting at Wal-Mart isn’t always low.
The officers’ credibility is under fire.
District attorneys want to keep an outdated system alive.