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While other cities have embraced heavy-handed policing tactics, Richmond, California, has offered mentoring and money to its most at-risk young men.
In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.
After years of harassment by the police, homeless Angelenos and their allies fight back.
Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.
How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.
Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.
Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?
Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.
Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.
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