The concept of accountability has been ingrained into almost every part of our society. The examples are numerous — a child may be put into time-out for misbehaving, a student sent to the principal for a violation of rules, and a driver may be given a ticket as a consequence of speeding. Accountability also has
criminal justice reform
Being locked up was supposed to be a punishment for Terry “Tank” Johnson. It also turned out to be an awakening. In the early 2000s, the product of Tempe McClintock High and the University of Washington was basking in the spotlight of football success – playing seven NFL seasons with Chicago, Dallas and Cincinnati –
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use,” said Kassandra Frederique, executive
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
In America, there is no issue more divisive than race. Democrats and Republicans do not see eye-to-eye on policing, criminal justice reform and the structural foundations of the American experiment. Public opinion tells the whole story. Nearly 90 percent of Democrats approve of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Among Republicans, BLM’s favorability drops to 16 percent.