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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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All Black Lives Matter
By Common Justice Staff on July 16, 2020

Our country is experiencing a reckoning that is 401 years overdue. June 19, 1865.

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To Produce Safety, We Must Understand What Drives Violence
By Danielle Sered on July 8, 2020

As New York and other cities experience a rise in shootings amidst growing calls to defund the police, we risk mistaking these acts of violence as a reason to hold fast to current budget...

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Survivor Centered Tips for Connection and Self-Care During Times of Crisis
By Aliya Brown on April 27, 2020

Survivor centered tips for taking care of ourselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the most important aspects of human life is connection. Many of us are experiencing...

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Everyone Deserves a Check
By Emilce Quiroz on April 21, 2020

Trump's stimulus checks left out millions of Americans. It shouldn't have.  As we face a global pandemic with this new strain of coronavirus, governments the world over are rethinking ways...

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News Outlets Must Drop Terms Like “Convict” and “Gangbanger”
By Emilce Quiroz on December 18, 2019

All too often media outlets use language that eclipses the humanity of community members lost to violence. We live in unsettling times. As a nation, we have become so immune to stories of...

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