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Making the Connection: Replacement Theory, Mass Incarceration, & The Media
By Camryn Wimberly on June 10, 2022

The tragic killings that happened in Buffalo, NY in May, have given the media a clear window into how conservative news outlets have fueled a racist theory called “ replacement theory,”...

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A Victory for the Fair Access to Victim Compensation Campaign in the New York City Council, but What’s Next?
By Joe Celestin on April 15, 2022

Since the fall of 2021, Common Justice has led the Fair Access to Victim Compensation coalition, advocating for changes to the way victim compensation funding is administered in New York...

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News

New Mayor, Same Old Mass Incarceration Problem
By D'Angelo Cameron on February 4, 2022

Eric Adams has been Mayor of New York City for a little more than a month and already his administration’s position around policing and public safety has been in opposition to progress the...

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The Movement Towards Fair Access to Victim Compensation
By Jessica Persaud on January 20, 2022

In the aftermath of a crime, the government offers supportive funding to survivors and their families, commonly known as “victim compensation.” Victim compensation is state-administered,...

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News

Our Statement on Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address
By Jessica Persaud on January 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address. 

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Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration and Climate Change Are Not Separate Issues
By Emilce Quiroz on December 2, 2021

If we don’t dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mass incarceration, Black and Brown communities in the U.S.and internationally will pay the price.

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Violence

Surviving Invisibility
By D'Angelo Cameron on October 16, 2021

Our public safety system is ill-equipped to find missing Black people or intervene in domestic violence.

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Mass Incarceration

The Case to Close Rikers
By Jessica Persaud on October 13, 2021

For far too long, the atrocities at Rikers Island Jail have gone unaddressed. We must decarcerate and close it. Eerily close to the 50th anniversary of the Attica riots, Rikers Island has...

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Racism

The Big Apple Has Homelessness—Not Just Dreams and Rich Lifestyles
By Terri Daniels on September 28, 2021

NYC is experiencing a housing crisis, with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ being most impacted. New York City is portrayed as the city of dreams, fashion, sex, food, and freedom; however,...

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The Privilege of Sheltering in Place
By Aliya Brown on August 30, 2021

Stay-at-home orders across the country have implications for our most vulnerable.

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