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’10 years is enough’: Advocates and bipartisan lawmakers push for sentencing reform for drug-related offenders

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William R. Underwood was a 17-year-old father living in New York City when former President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." He admits he chose to sell drugs to earn a living -- a move that at 34, landed hi...

‘I’m past angry’: Police shooting victims’ families, civil rights leaders condemn failed police reform talks

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Bridgett Floyd said she could barely find the words to describe her disappointment in lawmakers for failing to pass sweeping police reform legislation that bears her brother George Floyd's name. "I'm past upset, I'...

‘Special Report’ All-Star panel on Biden’s election law speech, gun reform

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOE BIDEN, (D) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: There's an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free election, an assault ...

‘Special Report’ All-Star panel on potential gun, police reform

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)PHILONISE FLOYD, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER: My sister called me at 12:00 lastnight. She said this is the day that our brother has left the earth. Justdevastating.REP. ILHAN OMAR, (D-MN): Not only do we...

‘The Five’ slams bail reform after Chinatown assault: Supporters should house suspects if jail is wrong

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In a surveillance video posted by State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, D-Lower East Side, 48-year-old Alexander Wright was allegedly seen walking down Bayard Street near the Bowery and randomly slugging a 55-year-old w...

‘You oppose Voter ID?’: Hegseth clashes with Texas Democrat who fled quorum to DC over election reform bill

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Hegseth said State Rep. James Talarico, D-Round Rock, was one of the members who met with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after flying into Dulles Airport with his colleag...

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

Amir Locke’s death highlights federal lawmakers’ inaction on police reform

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Arick Wierson is a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and former senior media adviser to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He advises corporate and political clients on communications strategies in the U...

Arizonans sound off on Kyrsten Sinema, opposition to filibuster reform

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"I’m just pleased that she’s not going along with her Democratic Party," one man told Fox News. A woman speaks to Fox News in Tucson, Arizona, about Sen. Sinema.

Bail reform advocates mostly silent on Waukesha parade killing suspect Darrell Brooks’ $5M bail

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At the time that Brooks allegedly plowed his SUV into the Christmas parade crowd on Sunday, he had been released from jail on what Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm called an "inappropriately low" bail...

Being pro-police reform and pro-public safety are not mutually exclusive

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Gun violence continues to devastate our communities, and countless victims are left without recourse as the failures of our criminal justice system are exposed. The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) has collecte...

Biden and Congress face increasing pressure from some Black leaders to enact police reform

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President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress are facing increasing pressure this week from Black civil rights leaders who say federal lawmakers have made little progress with police reform one year aft...

Biden DOJ’s police reform agenda ‘dangerous’: law enforcement advocates

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On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department will be conducting a civil "pattern or practice" investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George...

Biden police order ‘is embracing’ parts of GOP reform bill Dems filibustered in 2020, Tim Scott says

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"After the radical ‘defund the police’ movement helped create the current crime wave, President Biden is pursuing a partisan approach to many of the exact same policy solutions I proposed in the JUSTICE Act just two ...

Biden so far avoids talking gun reform post-Atlanta shooting

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In the wake of Tuesday's shootings in Atlanta, President Joe Biden has raised concerns about the spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans and tasked two senior advisers to convene listening sessions on the issue...

Biden Supreme Court commission debates court-packing amid liberal backlash to split approach to reform

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The discussion materials presented a mixed view on court-packing, which drew backlash from some progressives who believe Biden and Democrats in Congress should pack the court with multiple liberal justices after Repu...

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