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Juneteenth's Call for Freedom: Ending Slavery in Prisons
By Chanda Daniels on June 18, 2024

Over the last few years, Juneteenth, which began as a Texas-centered celebration, has grown into a...

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Dear Governor Hochul: Increased Subway Surveillance Does Not Equal Public Safety
By Sage Overskei North on April 9, 2024

Governor Hochul announced a new initiative to create a police state in NYC subways in the name of public...

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The Return of Broken Windows Policing
By Cade Terada on March 25, 2024

New York City is seeing a return of broken windows-style policing, which former mayor Rudy Giuliani...

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Everyone Deserves the Right to Heal: Why We Need to Make Compensation Accessible for All
By Candacé King on October 5, 2023

Over the last two years, Common Justice led the organizing and advocacy campaign for Fair Access to...

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Police are not equipped to handle mental health crises
By Candacé King on September 22, 2023

Daniel Prude should have been celebrating 45 years of life this week,but Rochester police officers...

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What is Common Justice Reading?
By Common Justice Staff on August 30, 2023

This summer, Common Justicepresents a handpicked selection of literary gems that delve into the...

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Jordan Neely Should be Alive Today: How Elected Officials’ Attempts to Promote “Public Safety” Have Failed New Yorkers
By Common Justice Staff on May 16, 2023

The recent murder of Jordan Neely, a young unhoused Black man living with mental health complexities, on...

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Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
By Common Justice Staff on January 31, 2023

Tyre Nichols deserves to be here today. We must never forget his name or the names of countless others...

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