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Opinion: Fixing the Criminal Justice System Starts From the Bottom of the Ticket

With the final days of the 2020 election quickly approaching, allies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are spending billions of dollars on advertising in an effort to sway undecided voters and gin up enthusiasm among supporters. Promises to “reform the justice system,” and messages of “law and order” have blanketed the

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Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability

A stipulation in a Kentucky police contract prohibited officials from initially firing the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville. The disciplinary history of a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald had been deleted under the department’s contract, so officials didn’t know about the officer’s previous bad behavior. A Seattle officer fired

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