The killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman exposed a raw nerve left after years of continued prejudice, racial profiling and inequality in criminal justice system. Racial bias has no place in the courtroom, but, through unchecked police tactics like stop and frisk, it still manages to permeate throughout our system of justice. They are called (Read More)
The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic in today’s news media. It may not all be hype for those who simply want to see it legalized for recreational or medicinal use. The ACLU has recently reported that there appears to be racial disparity in marijuana arrests in Illinois. Illinois law remains strict for violating marijuana laws (Read More)
If you have been following the local news, you may know that Chicago’s murder rate has been extremely high in recent years. As a result, local police have stated a strategy to make the city safer that involves, in part, profiling gang members. While this may be a helpful strategy for targeting and preventing gang violence, (Read More)
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