Drug War Called ‘Colossal Failure’

A forthcoming research paper argues that it’s time to declare the “war on drugs” a lost cause, and to analyze why it became a driver of mass incarceration—and did little to reduce substance abuse.

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Experts Urge Caution as Courts Reopen Via Video

One study found that defendants whose bail hearings were conducted remotely had much higher bond amounts set by judges. Meanwhile, some federal and state courts are allowing in-person proceedings to resume under COVID-19 guidelines.

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Wisconsin Gets a ‘B’ on Police Reform

The state where one of the most egregious recent examples of police use-of-force occurred—the shooting of Jacob Blake—is ahead of other jurisdictions in policing reforms. But critics say Wisconsin still has far to go.

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The Risks of ‘Driving While Black’

An ABC News investigation of millions of traffic stops in major cities found that Black drivers or pedestrians were more likely to be stopped by police than white drivers or pedestrians.