Police and Legal System Reform

Archived Articles

Screen Shot 2021-02-23 at 7.31.48 PM.png

Illinois Becomes First State

to Eliminate Cash Bail

The New York Time, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-23 at 7.33.39 PM.png

The City Where Police Unleash

Dogs on Black Teens

The Marshall Project, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 9.19.49 PM.png

Elijah McClain death: Aurora police didn’t have legal basis to stop, frisk or choke 23-year-old, investigation finds

The Denver Post, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-13 at 7.52.19 AM.png

Joe Ligon was locked up at age 15. almost seven decades later, he's reentering an unfamiliar world.

The Washington Post, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 6.47.06 PM.png

Durham's may give formerly incarcerated $500 per month in guaranteed income.

The News & Observer, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 9.13.46 PM.png

States make it easier to clear

up criminal records

Axios, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.19.02 PM.png

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet

to Reform Policing May Be Happening In Ithaca, New York

GQ, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.42.36 PM.png

Texas Study Shows Diversion

Curbs Recidivism, Strengthens

Job Prospects

The Crime Report, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.40.58 PM.png

The Carceral Force of Prosecutor Associations, Explained

The Appeal, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-03 at 2.10.09 PM.png

Cops and Hippies

Not every call to the police

requires an armed response.

Reasons to be Cheerful, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 1.03.34 PM.png

Poverty and Mass Incarceration in New York: An Agenda for Change

The Brennan Center Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-13 at 7.52.40 AM.png

Another World Is Possible

Harper's Magazine, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.45.46 PM.pn

California Bill that Promotes

Alternatives to Policing is Back

Despite Governor's Veto

The Appeal, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 9.21.47 PM.png

From Prison to Programming

Columbia Magazine, Winter 20-21

Screen Shot 2021-02-17 at 4.29.58 PM.png

Los Angeles D.A. George

Gascón Leaves California's

Powerful D.A. Association 

The Appeal, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-17 at 4.24.39 PM.png

Anissa Jordan Took Part

in a Robbery. She Went

to Prison for Murder.

The Atlantic, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.50.59 PM.pn

Gov. Greg Abbott prioritized changing how bail is set. He isn’t addressing people stuck behind bars because they can’t afford to pay.

The Texas Tribune, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-06 at 12.03.03 PM.pn

Denver STAR program that replaces police with mental & behavioral health counselors is working

Denverite, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-06 at 12.00.02 PM.pn

An alternative to 911: Atlanta

311 line now takes non-emergency mental health, drug calls

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.09.38 PM.png

Civil Rights: 

Reimagining Policing

American Bar Association, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-24 at 8.14.54 PM.png

What Public Safety

without Police Looks Like

The Appeal, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-31 at 3.32.44 PM.png

UCLA wins $3.65-million grant to build ‘Age of Mass Incarceration’ archive with LAPD records

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 4.41.48 PM.png

Private Prisons Are an

Abomination Representing

All the Worst of American

Politics in the Last 40 Years

Esquire Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-08 at 12.36.01 PM.pn

No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence—From Day 1

The Nation, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-25 at 10.05.53 PM.pn

An old arrest can follow

you forever online. Some

newspapers want to fix that.

The Washington Post, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 4.22.00 PM.png

How the San Antonio Police

Are Rethinking Mental Health

The Texas Observer, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-25 at 10.08.15 PM.pn

A Living Death: Life Without

Parole for Nonviolent Offenses

ACLU Report

Screen Shot 2021-01-25 at 10.13.04 PM.pn

Oregon Bill Would Enable 

People to Vote from Prison

The Appeal, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 7.27.12 PM.png

What Traffic  Enforcement without

Police Could Look Like

The Appeal, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 7.33.06 PM.png

The Nation’s Most Ambitious

Police Reform Launches Today

The Atlantic, Dec. 2020

210101-breonna-taylor-police-officers-an

Forget bad apples: Police shoot people like Jacob Blake & Breonna Taylor because of a bad system.

MSNBC, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 7.29.26 PM.png

An Alternative to Police That

Police Can Get Behind

The Atlantic, Dec. 2020

134745-1316x2048.jpg

New laws lead some

Washington prosecutors to

rethink three-strike life sentences

The Seattle Times, Jan. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-03 at 6.50.28 PM.png

How did we end up with our

current system of public defenders?

The Nation, Dec. 2020

AP20353784735740-1536x1024.jpg

Change police hiring to improve policing on a systemic level

The Seattle Times, Dec.. 2020

Screen Shot 2021-01-04 at 2.55.46 PM.png

How States Transformed

Criminal Justice in 2020,

and how they fell short

The Appeal, Dec. 2020

yzj6yhdz0zx1pofndx55.webp

Seahawks Co-Produce

Documentary On New Criminal Justice Reform Program

Seahawks.com, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.32.22 PM.png

How Cities Lost Control

of Police Discipline

The New York Times, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.57.19 PM.png

House and Senate Democrats Propose Change to 13th Amendment, Ending Slave Labor in Prisons

COLORLINES Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.23.38 PM.png

Challenging police violence …

while Black

Reuters Investigates, Dec. 2020

85.jpeg

Lawmakers, Activists Set Ambitious Agenda for Police Reform

US News & World Report, Dec. 2020

101104_sheriff_voters_hero.jpg

Vote on King County sheriff

presents opening for police reform

Crosscut, Nov. 2020

KZFCKAMNPK7SBCO254TD37HDCI.jpg

Police killings more likely in agencies that get military gear, data shows

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 2020

cost-criminal-justice-system-prisons.jpg

Uncovering the Hidden $372 Billion Cost of Our Criminal Justice System

TIME, Oct. 2020

capt-pang-e2e3ca39b3d0698c4bba2dd16ab1cc

San Francisco Cops Will No Longer Be Called 1st For Nonviolent Crisis

 

NPR, Oct. 2020

201021_competency_restoration_hero.jpg

Inmates with Mental Illness are Illegally Stuck in WA Jails

 

Crosscut, Oct. 2020

imrs_edited.jpg

A Black man serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers is granted parole after nearly 24 years in prison

 

Washington Post, Oct. 2020

Screenshot 2020-09-14 at 4.59.38 PM.png

It Is Possible to

Reform the Police

 

New York Times, Sept. 2020

Unknown.jpeg

The Breonna Taylor Case & 

Questions About Qualified Immunity

 

Equal Justice Initiative, Sept. 2020

Screen Shot 2020-09-14 at 5.27.58 PM.png

Police Shootings Database

 

Washington Post, Sept. 2020

AbolishThePolice-Lede.jpg

How to Abolish the Police

 

Vanity Fair, Sept. 2020

Unknown.jpeg

SF DA seeks to overturn

wrongful convictions through

‘Innocence Commission’

Mission Local, Sept. 2020

Police-Unions-Lede.jpg

Police Unions: How Law

Enforcement Closes Ranks

 

Vanity Fair, Sept. 2020

original.jpg

The Shooting of Jacob Blake

is a Wake-Up Call

 

The Atlantic, Sept. 2020

police-reform-minneapolis-camden-01.jpg

 America’s Policing System is Broken

TIME Magazine, August 2020

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.12.45 PM.png

Majority of Public Favors Giving Civilians the Power to Sue Police Officers for Misconduct

Pew Research, July 2020

ZRD5KCWGGYI6VKBFQ4RAATSBKA.jpg

Huntsville Alabama Police

Mental Health Call

 

Washington Post, July 2020

20200513mslpi-a-1560x1036.jpg

Police harassment of my youth and executive career haunts me still

 

Seattle Times. June 2020

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 2.08.22 PM.png

When cities go bankrupt,

it’s Black lives at risk

Fortune, June. 2020

Greenhouse-PoliceUnions.jpg

How Police Unions Enable and Conceal Abuses of Power

 

New Yorker, June 2020

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 12.46.27 PM.pn

Phillip Atiba Goff on reducing

racial discrimination in policing

The Economist, June 2020

GettyImages_1216617540_edited.png

How to reform American

police, according to experts

 

Vox, June 2020

YWAZ6EABIFBXVP7DJDR6ZXOYSE.jpg

Community leaders, activists, law enforcement, and others offer 14

ways to confront racist policing.

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2020

Unknown.jpeg

The Fury in US Cities is Rooted in

a Long History of Racist Policing

The Conversation, June 2020

6720.jpg

In 1919, the State Failed to Protect Black Americans. It's Still Failing

 

The Guardian, May 2020

imrs.php.jpeg

Violence in Minneapolis is Rooted

in the History of Racist Policing

Washington Post, May 2020

DetainingThePoor_header_edited.jpg

How money bail perpetuates an endless cycle of poverty and jail time

 

Prison Policy Initiative, 2016

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 2.02.21 PM.png

Kent Police promises new

policies and data in wake of anonymous campaign

KUOW, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 2.45.56 PM.png

The New Debt Prisons —

Entrapping debtors betrays the American idea. It must end.

The New York Times, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-08 at 7.35.54 PM.png

The Police Departments With

The Biggest Racial Disparities

In Arrests And Killings

FiveThirtyEight, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.01.44 PM.png

 Police violence precipitates community violence

The New York Times, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 8.14.53 PM.png

How a Genetic Trait in Black

People Can Give the Police Cover

The New York Times, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-27 at 4.51.20 PM.png

How These Cities Are Breaking 

Up the Work of Police Departments

The Appeal, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 8.38.54 PM.png

Police departments adopting

facial recognition tech amid allegations of wrongful arrests

60 Minutes, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 6.41.05 PM.png

Washington Law Enforcement 

Will Soon Be Required to Learn

the History of Race and Policing,

Will it Be Enough to Spark Change?

South Seattle Emerald, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 6.39.02 PM.png

Police shootings of children spark new outcry, calls for training to

deal with adolescents in crisis

The Washington Post, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 6.37.21 PM.png

Tensions rise as Seattle City Hall

seeks alternatives to police

The Seattle Times, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-14 at 8.15.38 AM.png

What Seattle can learn from

Berkeley about reducing

police role in traffic stops

The Seattle Times, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-03 at 6.30.23 PM.png

Social workers, EMS — not

NYPD — to respond to

non-violent mental

health calls citywide

PIX11, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-03 at 6.25.19 PM.png

When communities try to

hold police accountable,

law enforcement fights back

Washington Post, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.21.15 PM.png

History's Lesson for Activists

Who Want to Defund the Police

Time, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.18.50 PM.png

American Police Are

Inadequately Trained

The Atlantic, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.16.25 PM.png

How broken policing is

breaking our democracy

Vox, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.04.05 PM.png

Report Shed Light on the Pattern 

of Over-policing That Led Cops 

to Pull Over Daunte Wright

The Appeal, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 5.01.51 PM.png

It’s Time to Reject Fines and Fees

as a Solution to Budget Problems

Route Fifty, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 4.56.51 PM.png

To Protect the Next George Floyd, We Must Remove the Threat of

Police Violence from Everyday Life

Time, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 10.59.19 AM.pn

After Daunte Wright's killing,

criticism of 'pretextual'

traffic stops grows

Star Tribune, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 10.57.29 AM.pn

Being Black in America

is exhausting

The Washington Post, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 10.51.36 AM.pn

How a Common Air

Freshener Can Result in a

High-Stakes Traffic Stop

The New York Times, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 10.49.44 AM.pn

Daunte Wright and the

grim financial incentive

behind traffic stops

Vox, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 9.11.36 PM.png

After Daunte Wright's Death, Advocates Press Leaders to Get

Police Out of Traffic Enforcement

The Appeal, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 8.46.28 PM.png

How Chesa Boudin is Pursuing

His Promise to Reduce Incarceration

The Appeal, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 8.38.45 PM.png

Landmark Rulings Show

"Untapped Potential" of State

Courts to Advance Civil Rights

The Appeal, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-20 at 7.36.13 PM.png

Reimagine Public Safety

A project of the Editorial Board,
in conversation with outside voices

The Washington Post, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-12 at 10.04.43 PM.pn

What is Cash Bail and Why is

It so Problematic

Mic, March 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.19.02 PM.png

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet

to Reform Policing May Be Happening In Ithaca, New York

GQ, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-03 at 2.10.09 PM.png

Cops and Hippies

Not every call to the police

requires an armed response.

Reasons to be Cheerful, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.42.36 PM.png

Texas Study Shows Diversion

Curbs Recidivism, Strengthens

Job Prospects

The Crime Report, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 1.03.34 PM.png

Poverty and Mass Incarceration in New York: An Agenda for Change

The Brennan Center Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-28 at 8.40.58 PM.png

The Carceral Force of Prosecutor Associations, Explained

The Appeal, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-23 at 7.31.48 PM.png

Illinois Becomes First State

to Eliminate Cash Bail

The New York Time, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-23 at 7.33.39 PM.png

The City Where Police Unleash

Dogs on Black Teens

The Marshall Project, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 9.19.49 PM.png

Elijah McClain death: Aurora police didn’t have legal basis to stop, frisk or choke 23-year-old, investigation finds

The Denver Post, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-13 at 7.52.19 AM.png

Joe Ligon was locked up at age 15. almost seven decades later, he's reentering an unfamiliar world.

The Washington Post, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 6.47.06 PM.png

Durham's may give formerly incarcerated $500 per month in guaranteed income.

The News & Observer, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 9.13.46 PM.png

States make it easier to clear

up criminal records

Axios, Feb. 2021