Brennan Center for Justice

‘Wild and Timely’ Report Details Infiltration of Far-Right Militias and White Supremacist Groups in US Police Departments

As law enforcement agencies and lawmakers respond to nationwide outrage over countless police shootings of Black Americans with pledges to address racial profiling and “implicit bias,” the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Thursday on what it called “an¬†especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism.” The presence of …

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‘This Is Mass Murder’: Covid-19 Deaths in US Prisons Have Risen by 73% the Past Month

After months of warnings that the coronavirus pandemic has turned U.S. detention facilities into “ticking time bombs” and a “nightmare waiting to happen,” the New York Times reported Tuesday that deaths related to Covid-19 in prisons across the country have soared by 73% since mid-May. “The number of prison inmates known to be infected has …

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‘Watershed Moment in Election Law’ as Judge Rules ‘Modern Day Poll Tax’ in Florida Unconstitutional

Civil liberties advocates celebrated after a federal court on Sunday struck down as unconstitutional a Florida law that would have denied the right to vote to nearly a million recently enfranchised state residents with past felony convictions until they paid all outstanding legal fees, fines, and restitution. After Florida voters in November 2018 overwhelming backed …

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