Coverage of Mass Shootings Ignores Black Victims: Study

A recent study published in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity about shooting victims in Chicago found Black people killed in predominantly Black neighborhoods in the city in 2016 received roughly half as much news coverage as white people killed in majority white neighborhoods, and were less likely to be discussed as “multifaceted, complex people.”

Task Force Calls for National Standards in Police Training

Police forces across America should adopt national standards for certification and training to ensure officers are exposed to the most relevant and contemporary research and practice regardless of whether they work in big cities or small towns, a Council of Criminal Justice task force on policing said Thursday.

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Immigration Cases Took 41% of Federal Caseload in 2020

In its annual report, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said that although the pandemic reduced the number of cases heard in federal courts, the immigration docket increased again in 2020—and despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse his predecessor’s hardline policies, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported an uptick in undocumented immigrants turned over to federal authorities last month.

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Canada Promised to End Solitary, Report Finds Otherwise

Less than two years after Canada passed legislation promising to end solitary confinement in federal prisons, the Correctional Services of Canada began a new practice — Structured Intervention Units (SIUs) — which experts say in a new report is no different than the detrimental confinement practices now outlawed.