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Police procedurals and paperbacks—not to mention our Constitution—would lead you to believe a trial by jury is the bedrock of the U.S. criminal justice system. Trouble is, trials are rare.
I Was Sentenced to Life as a Juvenile. Now I Help Kids Build Brighter Futures.
President Biden quietly extended a policy that critics call a betrayal of his campaign promise to end mandatory minimum sentences. The measure could land more low-level drug dealers in prison for longer and with less proof than is usually required.
News organizations are slowly reckoning with the fact that police often lie in their incident reports. From @Slate :
Roughly one of every three people bitten by Baton Rouge police dogs were teenagers 17 or younger — some as young as 13. That’s one teen bitten every three weeks, on average.