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Decolonizing Criminal Justice

Few criminal justice reforms can be enacted, and none of them will be sustained, unless we discard an approach that systematically dehumanizes minority lives at both the individual and neighborhood levels. Reformers who neglect that work are building on sand, writes TCR’s legal affairs columnist. 

Gun-Toting St. Louis Couple Sue UPI Over Photo

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who gained recognition after confronting protesters passing by their home, sued a United Press International photographer and the wire service, alleging a photo that has risen to international prominence was taken on their property.

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Can Social Workers Replace Cops? One Experiment, From All Angles

Long before this year’s protests over police mishandling of mental health crisis calls, journalists began to examine CAHOOTS, a program in Eugene, Ore., that used community-based services as first responders in place of cops. You can read some of the most compelling accounts in the latest collection of stories about crime-reduction strategies archived by the Solutions Journalism Network.