Crime
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FBI arrests alleged neo-Nazis

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/17/20, 12:48 pm

The United States charged three suspected members of the white supremacist group The Base with federal gun and immigration crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland announced Thursday. The FBI arrested U.S. citizens Brian Mark Lemley and William Garfield Bilbrough IV and Canadian citizen Patrik Mathews, who entered the United States illegally.

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Reforming reforms

Criminal Justice | Did New York’s criminal justice reforms go too far?
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/08/20, 04:36 pm

A New York moment: 

On Jan. 1, bail reform went into effect in New York, prohibiting judges from setting cash bail in about 90 percent of cases. Before, New York’s bail system was a mess. In 2018, I wrote about it, spending a day trying to post bail for someone at a far flung city jail. The national push for this particular criminal justice reform has been bipartisan, focused on how cash bail singles out the poor for pretrial detention. 

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Weinstein’s legal problems multiply

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/07/20, 10:49 am

Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Monday charged disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein with raping a woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013. Jury selection for his trial on separate sexual assault charges in New York is set to begin on Tuesday. Numerous accusers, including actress Rosanna Arquette, spoke out on Monday as Weinstein arrived at court ahead of his trial. “Time’s up on blaming survivors,” Arquette said. “Time’s up on empty apologies without consequences. And time’s up on the pervasive culture of silence that has enabled abusers like Weinstein.”

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