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Judge Publicly Declares Kevin Cooper’s Innocence, California Set To Execute Him Nonetheless

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The State Of California seems poised to execute death-row inmate Kevin Cooper for first-degree murder charges, despite defense attorneys having convinced judges overseeing the case of his innocence. The brutal murder of a family in Chino Hills, an affluent suburb of Los Angeles, outraged the public and prompted an immediate …

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President Obama Takes On Solitary Confinement

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, the president will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Today’s edition of the Washington Post contains an op-ed by President Obama outlining a series of executive actions on the use of solitary confinement in American federal prisons.  Currently around 100,000 inmates are serving time in solitary confinement.  The Justice Department’s research has found a high incidence of depression, withdrawal,  exacerbated …

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Justice System’s Double Standards Exposed Again: Retired judge gets probation for firing at LAPD officer from West L.A. townhouse

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Once again, we see a criminal justice system in action working overtime to protect certain citizens.  If James Bascue was a minority firing on an LAPD officer, would he only on probation? Would he be alive? Via LA Times: A retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has pleaded no contest …

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In Freddie Gray case, officer awaiting retrial must take the stand against van driver, receives immunity for testimony

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There is no precedent for the ruling of Baltimore circuit court judge Barry Williams.  The judge will allow William Porter, who currently is waiting for a new trial after his own ended in a mistrial, to take the stand against the van driver Caesar Goodson in his second degree murder …

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