Please Tune in to BLACK AND BLUE with Tony Harris on Investigation Discovery, Saturday June 24th at 8pm EST. It's a one-hour special about policing and race in America, produced by my wife.
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If our goal is to stop criminals from re-offending, then maybe we need a holistic approach. Read about it here:
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From the New York Law Journal: "Defendants detained pretrial are nearly twice as likely to be convicted, are less likely to have charges reduced and are more likely to be sentenced to prison."
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New York City has an under 20% conviction rate for small weapons arrests, which are mostly for knife possession -- is this just another way for cops to make quota?
Jumping turnstiles should not be a criminal act -- is it so different from a parking violation? Read about NYC Police Commissioner Bratton's pushback against decriminalizing minor offenses.
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Rikers to reduce its population -- a fix long in coming, considering "As of late March, over 400 people had been locked up for more than two years without being convicted of a crime". Shocking statistic.
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Incarcerating the mentally ill -- a dangerous practice for all involved. An important article from the New York Times.
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