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The discovery of racially coded notes taken by prosecutors during jury selection is forcing the Supreme Court to take a second look at this murder trial, The Washington Post reports.

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Kalief Browder, the 22-year-old who was horrendously abused by police officers on Rikers Island as a teen, was facing new charges shortly before his suicide on Saturday, the New York Daily News reports. Browder’s lawyer calls the charges against Kalief and his brother Kamal, 22, “baseless.” Both brothers were facing disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges on Wednesday […]

After winning an Academy Award alongside Common this past February, John Legend used the platform to give a speech to raise awareness about the issues behind mass incarceration. Following up to his words on the issue, the award-winning singer has just announced the launch of a new campaign called FREE AMERICA, with the purpose of looking […]