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WEEK 3: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

TODAY'S CHALLENGE: POLICING


Welcome to week 3 of The Challenge. We've reached the half-way point, and as of Sunday, we had 362 subscribers!

Bias within the criminal justice system is not a new phenomenon; however, in recent years, the massive impact of these biases on communities of color has been highlighted in the media, creating a national movement around criminal justice reform. Today we will learn about the damaging and often fatal effects of bias and over-policing.

 
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE...
In communities in which people have more racial biases, African Americans are being killed more by police than their presence in the population would warrant. Read this article to see how data is used to pinpoint where disproportionate shootings of minorities were most likely.
READ
Stanford University researchers found that Black and Latino drivers were stopped more often than white drivers, based on less evidence of wrongdoing. Read this study to uncover the extent of this evidence, which is driven by racial bias.
READ
Following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, the Washington Post began creating a database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty. Check it out.
VIEW
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM WEEK ACTION ALERT

LEVEL 1:  Check out the classes, resources, and programs offered by the Walla Walla-based Star Project  that gives people being released from incarceration the essential tools to successfully re-enter the community as productive, contributing members. You can listen to testimonials from former clients on their website and learn how to help by becoming a mentor.

LEVEL 2:   Since 2014, The Marshall Project has been curating some of the best criminal justice reporting from around the web. In these records, you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation. Explore this page full of videos, articles, etc., from various viewpoints on the prison system.
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