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News Violence 2021 Racism

Our Statement On The Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
By Common Justice Staff on April 20, 2021

The harm that took George Floyd away from his family and community cannot be repaired by our current justice system. On May 25th, 2020, the world watched in horror for nine minutes and...

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Mass Incarceration

What Cancel Culture Shares with Incarceration
By Emilce Quiroz on April 12, 2021

Instead of asking for a lifetime of punishment, we need to provide pathways towards redemption. Cancel culture has been a popular topic in recent years because of its rise on social media....

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News Violence 2021 Racism

Our Statement on Violence, Mass Shootings, and Condemning Asian Hate
By Common Justice Staff on March 24, 2021

We must, and can, take action to address racism and mass violence in our country. We can no longer be astonished or surprised by the racism and violence that plagues this country, nor can...

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Violence 2021 Racism

New Administration, Same 401-Year-Old Problem.
By Common Justice Staff on February 2, 2021

Addressing white supremacist violence means dismantling the systems that permit it – police and prisons.   The history of policing in America is as riddled with violence as the birth of the...

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How images of white terrorism impact Black bodies
By Kira Shepherd on January 8, 2021

Black Americans and other people of color must take deep care during this moment in history.   This week we saw numerous images of bitter white men and women forcefully taking  over the...

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Trying to Survive a Pandemic While Black
By D'Angelo Cameron on January 4, 2021

Surviving a pandemic is almost impossible in a country founded on anti-Blackness.    At 26, I survived COVID-19. It's sobering to think that the virus responsible for bringing the world to...

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Reflections on the Square One Roundtable
By Aliya Brown on January 3, 2021

Reflections from the two-and-a-half-day Square One Project Roundtable in Detroit. I recently had the opportunity to attend The Square One Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy:...

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How We Can Make Our Communities Safer
By D'Angelo Cameron on January 2, 2021

With the end of this summer, we must double down on solutions that are already making our communities safer. The Labor Day holiday brought with it the unofficial end to a summer that saw...

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Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough, You Have to Do Sorry
By Danielle Sered on November 13, 2020

Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have spoken about the 1994 Crime Bill as a mistake, all the while defending certain elements of it and never charting a way forward that fully reckons with...

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Defund The Whole System.
By Emilce Quiroz on August 27, 2020

We are witnessing an unprecedented change to our country's criminal justice system that is simultaneously overdue and insufficient. At least 12 cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, and...

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