Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

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Vijay Prashad: Using Democratic Institutions to Smash Democratic Aspirations (the Brazil Model)

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has now been in prison since April 2018

Emily Nagisa Keehn: When America had an open prison

The story of Kenyon Scudder and his ‘prison without walls’

Aída Chávez: Sanders Calls for Release Lula’s Release in Wake of Corruption Exposure

Lula’s imprisonment forced him out of the 2018 presidential race, which he was widely expected to win; this paved the way for Bolsonaro

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Glenn Greenwald: How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency

Ava DuVernay: “They Are Not the Central Park 5”

Ava DuVernay’s Series Restores Humanity of Wrongly Convicted Boys

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Rebecca Gordon: Clemency for the Lowly

Free Passes for the Mighty

Waitman Wade Beorn: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message

President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Mueller Talks…and the Tyrant Walks

Nixon was impeached in 1974 in large part based on his obstruction of the Watergate investigation. And if obstruction is a criminal act, why then did Mueller not also indict Trump on that evidence, as Nixon had been?

Jacob Kang-Brown: America’s Growing Gender Jail Gap

In the middle of her senior year at Pomona High in eastern Los Angeles County, Amber Rose Howard was arrested and booked into county jail. Howard had been accepted into several colleges when she was admitted to jail on felony charges

Jake Johnson: Chelsea Manning Released From Jail

But Fresh Subpoena Means ‘She May Have Just Over a Week of Freedom’

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