In an unprecedented longitudinal study conducted by Harvard researchers, the sociologists have uncovered that there’s a “birth lottery of history” — meaning that the social context of when someone comes of age influences criminality and arrest rates.
The restrictions on who could benefit from the Paycheck Payment Protection were relaxed slightly by the Joe Biden administration. A RAND study found that over a quarter of those affected were African American.
Examining the policies of procedures of criminal justice agencies in 11 different jurisdictions, research from the JFA Institute concluded that COVID-19 restrictions resulted in a general decrease in crime and jail populations.
A new report found that African Americans were targeted in 58 percent of all vehicle stops in 2020, though they comprised just 30 percent of Baltimore County’s population. Former County NAACP President Tony Fugett, who sits on the Equitable Policing Advisory Group, said the data indicated “implicit bias.”
A majority of respondents in a telephone poll conducted by Monmouth University Polling Institute support efforts to widen access to voting, but party lines continue to influence beliefs that the last election was marred by fraud. The results came as the Senate prepared to vote Tuesday on a proposed voting rights act.
The feds have announced tougher measures against hate crimes, but a report released by Stanford Law School and the Brennan Center warns that punitive measures have little effect on preventing such crimes from happening.
Though evidence of racial bias in the Office of the Pardon Attorney’s (OPA) pardon-petition practices is statistically insignificant, a RAND Corporation report found that successful pardon seekers are most likely to be U.S.-born white men who commit white collar crimes.