Tag Archives: criminal justice system

Does this look like a crime to you? The Case of Veteran Mike Madden

The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”

Counterpunch: Police Anarchy and Technology and Criminal Justice

In the context of criminal justice, America’s faith in technological interventions is worse than misplaced; it is dangerous.

Disastrous Toll of Drug Use Criminalization | ACLU, Human Rights Watch

Enforcement destroys families, undermines health

2,000 Cases in Baltimore Could Be Overturned Because of Unlawful Police and Prosecutor Collusion

From the article: “It shocks the conscience that a police commissioner and an elected State’s Attorney would conspire to commit obstruction of justice unless the FBI told them they could disclose.”

Do Prosecutors Have an Unfair Advantage in Our Criminal Justice System?

From the article: “Police also have a unique opportunity to manufacture or destroy evidence, influence witnesses, extract confessions and otherwise direct the investigation so as to stack the deck against people they believe should be convicted.”

Evergreene Digest: “No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

(We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.) Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society. Torture Is Who We Are David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon Monday, Dec 29, 2014 | It seems police can get away with […]

Kathy Kelly: Drones and Discrimination — Kick the Habit

 It’s one thing to read about the shameful racism and discrimination of the U.S.  criminal justice system. It’s quite another to sit next to a woman who is facing ten or more years in prison, isolated from children she has not held in years, and to learn from her about the circumstances that led to […]

Sean Nevins: Justice Is Blind To Those Who Can’t Afford It

MintPress explores the two vastly different prosecutory worlds available to those with money, power and influence, and those without it, finding discrepancies between how the U.S. justice system handles corporate and street crimes. By Sean Nevins  MintPressNews.com  December 10, 2014    Wall Street protesters denouncing the taxpayer bailout of “too-big-to-fail” banks. (Photo: A. Golden/ Creative […]

Dennis Bernstein> The Grass Roots Battle to End the Drone War

Kelly said that the tragic bottom line is that the military is engaged, first and foremost, in a program of pacification to pave the way for US corporate hegemony over vital and sometimes rare natural resources in Afghanistan. She asserts that “the US wants be able to control the pricing and the flow, of resources […]