Asset forfeiture was an "attractive" part of the war on drugs" because police could discriminately target especially minority communities in the name of the war on drugs to seize assets classified as associated with drugs dealings. It was overturned under President Obama. Now under Trump and with various interest groups interested in the revitalization of the war on drugs due to its lucrative gains, Jeff Sessions is reinstating it simply to satisfy the interest of particular groups against the advice of criminal justice experts etc. These are strange days...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-greenlights-police-to-increase-seizures-of-cash-and-property-from-suspected-criminals/2017/07/19/3522a9ba-6c99-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.13ec7a7276b3 ... See more
The new policy reverses the Obama-era prohibition of seizures without warrants or criminal charges.
Media Construction of Crime:
Are victims of White on White crimes not receiving the necessary attention and rehabilitation because the media is too fixated on broadcasting Black on Black crimes? Research and several reports have established the fact that White on White crimes exceed Black on Black crime but majority of the media only promote Black on Black crimes. Is it to perpetuate the stereotypes that Blacks are criminals?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkBR7m6Z0wI ... See more
A new report claims that media players in New York are continually over-reporting criminal incidents involving African-Americans, while the most recent numbe...
A step in the right direction towards sentencing reform to be hopefully adopted across the nation. Massachusetts took a major ginger step to reduce grivious sentences and parole fees. Thanks to the brave individuals and organizations who pushed against the odds even hosting sit-ins in the offices of Senators and Representatives. Read more at:
http://churchandprison.org/latest-prison-news/major-sentencing-reform-in-massachusetts/ ... See more
Massachusetts Has a Major Sentencing Bill to Reduce Mass Incarceration: Sentencing Reform in Massachusetts Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) 14 Cushing Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125 …
Is this the "New Age" of Facebook? What are the ethical implications and consequences?
Facebook as a political and ideological platform? It has become a field for harvesting profiles without the consent of profile owners. What are Civil Rights organizations saying? What was once a platform to connect with friends, relatives etc, has become a harvesting ground for profiles and personal data?
http://news10.com/2018/03/18/trump-linked-data-analysis-firm-tapped-50-million-facebook-profiles-without-permission ... See more
A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private… ... See more