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We Need to Talk About How Incarceration Drives Suicide
By Common Justice Staff on September 30, 2022

In 2010, Kalief Browder was accused of stealing a backpack and jailed on Riker’s Island while awaiting trial but due to his family’s inability to post bail, Kalief remained incarcerated at...

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VAWA's Solution to Fund the Police Harms Us All, Especially Women
By Common Justice Staff on September 20, 2022

By Chanda Daniels and Ina Kelleher This month marks 28 years since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law. Included as part of then-Senator Joe Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill,...

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Violence Racism Mass Incarceration Media

Black and Brown Men Who Cause Harm Deserve Same Media Treatment as Whites
By Common Justice Staff on September 1, 2022

For decades, the mainstream media has helped shape the narrative that Black and Brown men who cause harm are irredeemable and should be incarcerated. This has been done with dehumanizing...

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Violence Mass Incarceration Media

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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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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Violence

Our Statement On The Violence in Palestine
By Common Justice Staff on May 19, 2021

What is happening to Palestinians today and what has been happening to Palestinians for over a century is a wrenching example of systemic violence rooted in settler-colonialism and white...

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News Violence

Violence Prevention Is Infrastructure
By D'Angelo Cameron on April 28, 2021

President Biden’s $5 billion commitment to evidence-based violence intervention programs is a move in the right direction, but we must do more. In early April, President Joe Biden unveiled ...

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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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News Violence 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 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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