We need a complete overhaul of the current criminal justice system with bold reforms, even stronger new legislation protecting Black and brown lives and a criminal justice national reentry czar to even begin to see meaningful change.
More than a quarter of a million families of homicide victims deserve closure by identifying a perpetrator, and legislation like ours can help make that happen.
Voting rights must be prioritized near-term over any attempt to try to push through an expansion of the Supreme Court, and Democrats should not get caught up in diverting their energies toward the Court issue.
This was a trial over whether Americans believe that reasonable policing means you can kneel on someone's neck for over nine minutes until they die. It was a trial over whether you can say that black lives matter while also insisting on respecting the police officers in your community.
Omar said the Minneapolis community is on "edge" that Chauvin may be found not guilty by the jury.
The passive power of whiteness still looms large.
As the nation watches the ongoing broadcasted trial of Derek Chauvin, America yet again reaffirms its fascination with televised court cases.
Philonise Floyd spoke at a prayer vigil, held hours before opening statements for the former police officer's murder trial were due to begin.
While some fans praised the singer for helping to amplify the civil rights icon, some people took issue with his use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches on an album filled with love songs.
Often referred to as the Fourth Estate, the news media is the unofficial ombudsman for the people, there to hold the powerful accountable.
After a year of COVID, every American ought to have a newfound appreciation for the profound physical and psychological effects that extreme social isolation can have on a person.
Beverlie Seltzer claimed the multi-million dollar slip was hers. But a court ruled that the ticket belonged to the store where she worked.
As much as we may understand the desire to avoid the taking of any life, the Trump DOJ's efforts to seek the death penalty in certain cases was both moral and legally correct.
The 56-year-old has spent the last 17 years on death row after murdering his two-year-old daughter, JG, in Texas in 2002.
Under the current terms of his sentence, Michael Thompson, 69, will not be eligible for parole until he's 87.
Despite polls showing a majority of Americans oppose Trump filling the vacant Supreme Court seat before the election, voters are much less inclined to oppose Barrett specifically.
Barrett was seen leaving her home with her family to take a Gulfstream jet to Washington, D.C.
Christopher Scalia said that his father, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, put an emphasis on his friendship with his colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, even though the two differed on so many viewpoints.
"The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government."—Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her 2012 book, 'My Own Words'
As psychologists who specialize in sexual trauma, we know the Justice Department's intervention is about more than taxpayer-funded protection of the president.
State Rep. Kevin McDugle said the death sentence of Richard Glossip was "perhaps the most unsettling" in Oklahoma due to inconsistent evidence given by a key witness.
Wanda Cooper-Jones has said that she doesn't approve of charitable organizations using her son's name or likeness without her approval.
Trump's 2016 Supreme Court list was crucial to his election. Now, he can make his new list even stronger.
The rapper unveiled 10 policy positions on Friday as he sought to get on the ballot in several states.
The motion alleged that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman "abdicated his duties as a prosecutor and must be removed from the case."