Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.

Source: Tom Jackman/Washington Post It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret. In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched …

Google Gives $1,000,000 to Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative

Source: Angela Bronner Helm/The Root Tech giant Google announced Friday that its philanthropic arm would be donating $1 million to Bryan Stevenson’s Alabama-based nonprofit, Equal Justice Initiative. The Harvard-educated Stevenson is a lawyer who has for decades fought the good fight, winning major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the …

Black Lives Matter activist confronts Clinton over mass incarceration: ‘I am not a super-predator’

Source: Arturo Garcia/ Raw Story A Black Lives Matter activist disrupted a private event featuring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and confronted her regarding her past support for policies that enabled mass incarceration, the Huffington Post reported. Footage from the event shows Ashley Williams stand behind the former secretary of state and hold up a towel bearing the statement, …

Unfair Drug Enforcement Destroys Black Community, Threatens American Justice System.

A major factor in our justice system working properly, is our collective respect and belief that the system is fair and impartial. So, while unequal and racially bias enforcement must end because it unfairly targets and egregiously decimates the Black community. Just as importantly, this practice must end because it erodes faith and trust (the little that’s left) in the …