Supreme Court examines racial discrimination in jury selection

“A 10-year study of 332 criminal cases in Louisiana found that when there were at least three blacks on the jury, 12 percent of the defendants were acquitted; the acquittal rate rose to 19 percent with five or more black jurors, and no one was acquitted in the study when there were two or fewer black jurors. In all three groups, the defendants were overwhelmingly black”


via PBS

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing releases it’s Implementation Guide.

“On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order appointing an 11- member task force on 21st century policing to respond to a number of serious incidents between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect. The President wanted a quick but thorough response that would begin the process of healing and restore community trust…”

via U.S. Department of Justice


Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin of US Department of Education convenes national experts for a discussion about the use of suspensions and expulsions in early childhood settings, and local efforts to end the use of exclusionary discipline for young children.