Trump's approach showed the ability for a new president to set the tone during their first week, but some Democrats and activists question whether, from climate to criminal justice and immigration, Biden will have the appetite to exercise broad executive power as his predecessor did.
"For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist,' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems," the congresswoman tweeted Saturday.
Harris has branded herself as a "progressive prosecutor," with supporters pointing to the fact that she was ahead of her time as she began her career during the "tough on crime era."
Joe Biden announced he selected California Senator Kamala Harris, who has decades of experience in criminal justice, as his running mate on Tuesday.
Marc Levin of Texas Public Policy Foundation's Right on Crime initiative debates Rafael A. Mangual of Manhattan Institute and City Journal.
His 2017, viral arrest led to the spark of an advocacy group.
State and local authorities are trying to help cover the loss in revenue due to COVID-19 and, ironically, backfill "defunded" police budgets. Such tactics just punish the poor.
Criminals cannot loot and vandalize if they're taken off the streets.
Think more carefully about who the real agent for "change" is at the ballot box this November.
A new survey published by CBS News found that almost six-in-ten Americans disapproved of Trump's race relations record.
Omar said that nationwide reforms are needed in the wake of George Floyd's police-involved death.
The Minneapolis man's death while in police custody ignited nationwide protests and calls for the officers involved to be held accountable.
Civil rights activists see danger in the choices being made between safety and liberty.
Up to 1,000 prisoners in Brazil escaped Monday after learning that their planned temporary Easter release had been cancelled over fears of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.
A NYC public defender tweeted that her client got 3 to 6 years for stealing a jacket, comparing it to the 40-month sentence Stone received.
Heather Mac Donald said that the Democratic party is caught in "the grips of a false narrative" when it comes to criminal justice reform because "overwhelmingly" "law-abiding black" citizens are the ones killed.
"It has not been at least five (5) years since you completed your entire sentence for the conviction you want to be pardoned," the letter denying Dassey's request for clemency read.
Despite his "game-changing" cooperation with prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer deemed the rapper's activities with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods "too violent" to release him immediately after sentencing.
While visiting Jackson on Tuesday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that if he were elected president, he would do in communities across the country what he did in New York.
The correctional officers allegedly sat at a desk just 15 feet away from the cell where Epstein would hang himself, according to the indictment.
"Rumor has it Kamala that you are not African American. Is that True?" GOP state Representative Alfred Baldasaro tweeted.
Following Trump's speech, multiple Democratic candidates for president will have the opportunity to share their plans for criminal justice reform.
What many Americans may not realize is the indisputable link between today's most critical issues and what's happening in our broken youth justice system.